The City of Canby this week recognized its Public Works Department as part of “National Public Works Week.”
Public Works is comprised of a variety of departments and initiatives, including street maintenance, storm water, cemetery, facilities, parks maintenance and the wastewater treatment plant.
The Public Works Department is overseen by Jerry Nelzen, public works director, who is assisted by Parks Lead Jeff Snyder, Public Works Lead Spencer Polack, Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead Dave Conner and Facilities Lead Dustin Breese.
“Over the last few years, Public Works has shown up for Canby time and time again,” said Canby City Administrator Scott Archer.
“Whether it was during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, throughout the catastrophic wildfires, or working tirelessly during the 2021 ice storm, our Public Works staff came to work to serve the community. I am proud to have each and every one of them on the city’s team.”
The Public Works Department also oversees Department of Environmental Quality standards and the City’s Urban Forestry Program.
In addition to their day-to-day operations, Public Works employees also assist at city-managed events such as the Canby Independence Day Celebration, Canby’s Big Night Out Street Dance, and Light Up The Night.
Clackamas County on Wednesday also gave a shout-out to their road and bridge team, recognizing the “people who plan, build and manage our infrastructure to protect our communities running smoothly every day.”
“We’re proud of our transportation and development professionals who work to meet our community’s needs by improving the experience of people walking, biking, taking transit and driving through thoughtful planning and design,” the county said in a May 18 Facebook post.
“We also maintain 1,400 miles of roads, 186 bridges, 165 traffic signals, operate the Canby Ferry and much more. Join us in thanking our team for their outstanding work!”
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