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Heath Frederick, Director
Greg James, Assistant Director

Contact our office via email or call us at (863) 834-6040, weekdays from 8am to 5pm.

Our administrative offices are located at City Hall in downtown Lakeland.City Hall

Send written inquiries to:
Public Works Director's Office
City Hall
228 S. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

111th Accredited Agency (APWA)

National Public Works Week (May 15-21, 2016)

APWA: About this years poster:  The 2017 National Public Works Week Poster theme is "Public Works Connects Us.  This year National Public Works Week celebrates the vital role public works plays in connecting us all together. As the cornerstone of civilization, public works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and services that assure a higher quality of life for our communities. Its streets, roads, bridges, and public transportation keep us linked together from coast to coast, and its clean water and sanitation services keep us healthy and allow our communities to grow and prosper.  APWA proudly salutes and thanks the tens of thousands of public works professionals who work tirelessly throughout North America every day to strengthen the bond that keeps us all connected."


Our upcoming event will be held on May 5, 2017 in Munn Park at the First Friday event downtown.

Our Department is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA). Every year APWA and its members participate in ‘National Public Works Week’ within their own communities. Public Works Week is nationally observed during the 3rd full week in the month of May. Past events have included proclamations from state governors and United States presidents. During Public Works Week, Cities and Counties around the United States and Canadian providences, participate in community outreach events with the citizens of their communities to provide education and information on local public works projects and responsibilities.

In 1996, we first began celebrating the National Public Works event at the Lakeland Mall.  In 2004, we moved the event to Munn Park along with Downtown’s “Spring Walk-About”.

Our most recent National Public Works Week (NPWW) celebration was held in Munn Part at the on May 6, 2016.
* Public Works showcased information about each division
* Registration for prize drawings from the various divisions was held
* Explanation of our education programs and
* Demonstrations of a variety of equipment in use
* Participation in children activities, give-a-ways and games