2023 Public Works Week

As part of National Public Works Week during May 21-27, 2023 the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) recognized five employees as Employee of the Year for their respective departments.

Five ACCGov departments – Central Services, Public Utilities, Solid Waste, Transit, and Transportation and Public Works – are recognized annually during National Public Works Week for their service to the community.

The five 2023 Employees of the Year are:

  • Central Services – Gilberto Fonseca, Grounds Crew Leader
  • Public Utilities – Bill Hodo, Water Treatment Operator I
  • Solid Waste – Anthony “Gene” Williams, Driver II
  • Transit – Cynthia Scott, Transit Vehicle Operator
  • Transportation and Public Works – Grady Davis, Heavy Equipment Operator III

The employee luncheon for Public Works Week was designed as a nearly zero waste event in conjunction with the ACC Solid Waste Department.

National Public Works Week began in 1960 as part of an initiative by the American Public Works Association to highlight the importance of public works within community life. The theme of National Public Works Week for 2023 was "Connecting the World through Public Works."