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  • 2006 Department of the Year

    Four cities earn top honors in our second annual Department of the Year award program. A jury of their peers says these departments raise the standard of excellence for themselves, their communities, and their profession.

  • 2006 Trendsetters

    From do-gooders to good-for-nothings, 50 people, places, and events that shaped, shocked, or otherwise rocked our world over the past year.

  • Trash-talking man

    Dennis Hein is a third-generation trash man, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

  • Top Leaders

    PUBLIC WORKS highlights the APWA Top Ten Public Works Leaders.

  • Awarding solid waste superstars

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will recognize the winners of its 2006 Excellence Awards at WasteCon 2006, Sept. 21, Charlotte, N.C. The awards honor management facilities, operations, and programs.

  • Taking the blame

    Residents of Fire Island, N.Y., experienced a three-day drinking water emergency after a water authority employee took tainted water samples.

  • Coming home

    A profile of Victor Ramirez, director of engineering and building/city engineer in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • APWA Expo Preview: leadership and management

    A preview of APWA events related to leadership and management.

  • Tips and trends in work truck safety

    Truck safety is a matter of life and death. That's why equipment inspections and safety training should be regular tasks in the routine of every well-run public works fleet.

  • Coming together

    One of the primary reasons public works employees join a union is the strong contracts for benefits and other perks. Read the results of this and other aspects of unionized work forces, as PUBLIC WORKS shares results of its recent union survey.