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Residents participating in Lombard’s first ever Public Works Citizens Academy (PWCA), were recognized by the Village board prior to the Village Board Meeting on May 17, 2018, for their participation in the program’s inaugural year.
The purpose of the program is to provide residents with the opportunity learn about Public Works’ responsibilities and to foster relationships within the community. The free academy offered hands-on training activities, tours of Village facilities, and presentations by Public Works staff. Topics covered included streets, electrical and forestry divisions, and underground utilities. Participants experienced demonstrations, learned about Lombard’s utility systems, and toured the Glenbard Wastewater Authority. Lombard’s PWCA was open to residents 18 and older, and took place on Monday evenings, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., April 16 – May 7, with a graduation event on May 17.
“It was our first time hosting the PWCA and I’m glad to say that it was very successful. The program filled up quickly and we already have people interested for next year,” said Carl Goldsmith, Lombard’s Director of Public Works. “Public Works project and activities can have an impact on the public during construction. We’re happy to provide residents with the opportunity to see ‘behind the curtain’ of a construction zone or underground work, so they can see that we are working to improve our beautiful community.”
At the May 17, 2018 Village Board Meeting, a proclamation was read in honor of National Public Works Week, May 20-26. To participate in this national recognition, the Village will post images and statistics about its Public Works Department on social media.
For pictures of 2018 PWCA classes, visit the Village of Lombard’s website at www.villageoflombard.org/PWCA. Please email PublicWorks@villageoflombard.org with any questions or to add your name to the PWCA 2019 contact list.