Public Works Department Efforts, Like Clockwork


Next month, the Mid County Chamber of Commerce will recognize the hard work and tremendous efforts of the Public Works Department in Maplewood and Richmond Heights.

They are the community’s “angels in orange”. The Public Works/Parks Department keeps our streets, sidewalks, and parks landscaped, plowed, salted, mowed, clean, and watered. In the blazing heat and bitter cold, their work continues- hanging holiday lights on busy streets, planting trees in residents yards, and putting out logistical fires throughout our communities.

If we compare our city operations to a clock, the Public Works Department serves as the inside gears, wheels, and springs, the stuff that makes the clock tick. Time clocks are an essential part of our daily life. We look at and rely on clocks to keep order in our day and yet give little thought to the “behind the scenes” mechanisms working to move the needle ahead for just one minute. Like clockwork, is the Public Works Department.

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating the efforts of the Public Works Departments. It’s as simple as as submitting a quick message of thanks. The Chamber will compile all messages and present to each department, along with lunch, in late March.

Messages can be submitted online here or a handwritten card/letter can be dropped off or mailed to our office at 2915 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO 63143