Columbia Mayor Dean Dickey presents a Proclamation for 2013's Public Works Week to Columbia Public Works Director Ken Donaldson at the City Council meeting on May 2, 2013.
Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, our more than 28,000 members in the US and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life.
This year, APWA has selected “Because of Public Works...” as its theme for 2013’s National Public Works Week, which will be celebrated May 19-25. The theme is about the quality of life brought to communities around the world. We are able to have clean water, safe streets and neighborhoods, efficient traffic and safe clean communities "Because of Public Works..."
Please join us in celebrating the City of Columbia's Public Works employees this week for their dedication and excellence in serving our community.
The City of Columbia (Population: 34,681, Source: 2010 Census) is located approximately 45 miles south of Nashville in the heart of Maury County. Our city offers something for everyone, whether your interest is historical homes, sports, antiques, shopping, or mules. Did someone say mules?
That's right! A week in April is devoted entirely to the four-legged animal that played such an instrumental role in the settlement of our community. The annual Mule Day Parade attracts over one hundred thousand spectators from throughout the United States and abroad.
Columbia is also the ancestral home of the eleventh president of the United States, James K. Polk. The Polk home is located just two blocks from the center of town.
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