Inaugural Public Works Day Celebrated the Work of County Employees
The constant sound of a blaring horn from a front-end loader resulted in huge smiles and giggles. It was Public Works Day, and Hillsborough County residents and their children spent the morning touching and climbing aboard equipment and vehicles that the County uses to provide services. There were seven different County vehicles on display, including an airboat, jet vac, bobcat and walking excavator, and industrial mowing tractor. Kids enjoyed a bouncy house, hot dogs, snow cones, and much more.
Hillsborough County resident Angelis Vazquez brought her two young sons to the event. She said it was a great opportunity to show support for Public Works employees and learn about the County's equipment.
"My children love garbage trucks, so the garbage trucks were definitely a big hit here, and we've seen a lot of neat trucks that we didn't even know existed," Vazquez said. "So, we are definitely learning a lot today."
Vazquez also noted the work of Public Works employees.
"These amazing people work in our community, and this gives us the opportunity to thank them and to see more about what they do, and it just all around brings the community together," Vazquez said.
The morning also included County representatives from Solid Waste, the Recycling Team, and Mosquito Management with free mosquito fish giveaways Human Resources team members were also in attendance and shared County job opportunities.
Hillsborough County's Public Works Day was the start of Public Works Week, which was May 21-27. The week celebrates the working people who play an integral part in the everyday lives of county residents by providing streets, water, sewers, mosquito control, traffic engineering and maintenance, public buildings, and solid waste collection and disposal. The American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week since 1960.
Learn more about Public Works at HCFLGov.net/PublicWorks.