CLARK, NJ – By this point in the pandemic everyone knows who the essential workers are in the community… right?  The doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, police, fire, EMS, teachers, truck drivers, grocery workers and the list continues.  

According to the American Public Works Association, one group of essential workers often overlooked and underappreciated are the town’s public works employees.   

Sunday, May 17 begins National Public Works Week according to the APWA.  Residents of Clark are invited to light up the town in orange in appreciation of the Department of Public Works. 

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Clark’s Public Works crew maintains infrastructure, facilities and services that keep the community well-maintained, safe and operating properly according to Supervisor Scott McCabe.

He expressed gratitude for the work his team accomplishes.  “I want to wish the Clark Township Public Works employees a great week They take pride in their work all the time,” he said. “They keep our town looking great, from public building landscapes, to tree lined streets, parks and even the sewer lines.”

This year’s National Public Works Week theme is "The Rhythm of Public Works.” According to the APWA, “this year’s artwork challenges members and citizens to think about their communities as a symphony of essential services, working in concert to create a great place to live. Every community has a rhythm, a heartbeat that reflects its essence and tempo of life.”

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