Hillsboro's 7th Annual Public Works Day: A Hard Hat Tipping Success!
The Hillsboro Public Works Day 2018 event was a hard hat tipping success!
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.
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.
The annual event helps kick off the National Public Works Week and takes place in conjunction with the Downtown Hillsboro Saturday Farmers’ Market.
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.