Public Works Week Spotlight: Darren Lloyd
Knightdale is joining many municipalities across the US and North America in celebrating our Public Works Department and those who make this Town tick. In honor of the Knightdale Public Works Department, Mayor James Roberson and Knightdale Town Council proclaimed Knightdale's observance of National Public Works Week between May 20th and May 26th.
The staff of Knightdale Public Works Department are not usually the ones you may think of when Town Staff comes up in conversation, but without these hard working individuals, Knightdale simply wouldn't run. From solid waste collection, to playground maintenance, Town vehicle maintenance, park and public space cleanliness, facility maintenance, storm water maintenance, street maintenance, and many other aspects, this small but strong and dedicated group makes sure everything works for you.
Today, we highlight Maintenance Worker, Darren Lloyd, who runs the town's Knuckle Boom Truck, ensuring that everyone's yard waste and other debris is picked up in a timely and efficient manner. Darren runs his truck through every neighborhood located in Town limits until the job is done, and picks up anything placed on the curb that meets guidelines set on the Knightdale website. You can also see your Zone designation at the bottom of the guidelines page, helping you get your waste out at the right time. Darren has been with the Town of Knightdale for almost 3 years. If you see him out, make sure to thank him for his public service!
National Public Works Weeks (NPWW) is a time to celebrate the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. This was originally instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960. NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society - the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.
National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Through NPWW and other efforts, APWA seeks to raise the public's awareness of public works issues and to increase confidence in public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.