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Hillsboro's 7th Annual Public Works Day: A Hard Hat Tipping Success!

Post Date:05/21/2018 2:09 pm

The Hillsboro Public Works Day 2018 event was a hard hat tipping success!

Children playing at the interactive tool station. Mother and child interacting with the light and siren board. Child sitting in front seat of ventrac mower.

Hundreds of community members of all ages participated in the free, family-friendly event this past Saturday celebrating the important contributions made each day by employees in the City of Hillsboro’s Parks & Recreation, Water, and Public Works departments.

Transportation Division staff talk about roadway maintenance at the Public Works Day event. Child learns what should and should not be flushed down the drain.

At the event, community members were treated to educational materials, exhibits, and activities — as well as traffic signal, LED streetlights, and water leak detection displays. Kids enjoyed the interactive, hands on activities — including the tool station and the light and siren board — as well as posing for photos in the seats of the sanitary sewer and stormwater inspection van, front end loader, snowplow, ventrac mower, and tractor.

City surveyors interact with community members at the Public Works Day event. Crew poses for photo with the sanitary sewer and stormwater inspection van.

The annual event helps kick off the National Public Works Week and takes place in conjunction with the Downtown Hillsboro Saturday Farmers’ Market.

Children playing at the interactive tool station. Parks & Recreation Department employees at the 2018 Public Works Day event.

National Public Works Week, sponsored by the America Public Works Association, is an opportunity to educate community members on the importance of public works: planning, building, managing, and operating at the heart of communities to improve everyday quality of life. The 2018 theme, "The Power of Public Works," emphasizes the impact of public works on modern civilization — from building and maintaining roads to removing snow and more.

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