Public Works Week is an awareness campaign, educational opportunity and celebration of Public Works Departments and their dedicated employees in communities nationwide. In Chattanooga, during the week of May 18, the public is encouraged to attend two special events:
An Equipment Rodeo is scheduled for Monday, at Finley Stadium from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This event is an annual competition in which highly skilled Public Works heavy equipment operators face off against each other in a series of timed tasks involving precision maneuvers. The winners in the various categories will represent Chattanooga as they advance to the state level competition.
A Career Fair will highlight Public Works employees hosting educational displays and career information for all of the responsibilities that the Public Works Department holds (brush collection, road design and repair, water quality, code enforcement, parking lot design, sight obstruction, waste disposal, guardrail installation & repair, etc). It is scheduled for Chattanooga State’s Labor Trades School on Wednesday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.