The City of Alcoa's Public Services Department has had an active role in celebrating National Public Works Week which include activities and programs help celebrate the contributions of
public works professionals as well as the communities they serve.The week's objective is designed to increase public awareness of their contributions as well as to enlighten the public
about the duties, practices, and goals of public works professionals.
Alcoa's activities included participating in the Alcoa Intermediate School Career Day with a full display of Public Services trucks. The department also had an equipment rodeo and lunch for its employees. The equipment rodeo is a great way to promote participation from the departments in hopes of sending the best of the best to the state competition which is conducted in the Tennessee Chapter of American Public Works Association conference in the fall. Last year, Alcoa's Jacob Hearon placed 1st place in Knuckle Boom Competition, and Jim Merriman placed 2nd place in Skid Steer Competition.
Public works professionals include those who manage water, sewer, public transportation, and refuse removal
systems as well as those responsible for maintaining public buildings and grounds.
AIS students learn about the vacuum truck.
Students at AIS career day learn about the workings
of the backhoe.
Electric employee explaining the bucket truck to students.