City Works Day

Every year, the Public Works Department celebrates City Works Day to commemorate the achievements of Public Works in the daily lives of Folsom residents, as well as to celebrate and recognize public works endeavors in cities across the nation.

This year, Folsom's City Works Day was canceled due to weather conditions. However, we were not about to let the weather rain on our parade! Crews visited Folsom classrooms to teach students what it takes to run a city.

City Works Day Flyer

In addition to the Folsom Public Works Department, other city departments join in the City Works Day celebration to create a rich presentation of the City's services. Visitors at the event can learn about the functions of many City departments by meeting employees who will be hosting dozens of fun and interactive activities. A variety of City vehicles, such as fire and garbage trucks, a City bus and tractor (and more), will be on display, with some vehicles available for on-board exploration.

City Works Day is scheduled each year to support and usher in the American Public Works Association's (APWA) proclaimed "National Public Works Week," which is observed in May. In 2018, National Public Works Week is scheduled from May 20 through May 26.

As established by APWA, the 2018 National Public Works Week theme is captured by the phrase "The Power of Public Works" and reflects the idea that Public Works has many facets that positively impact modern civilization.

City Works Day is a free annual event and is traditionally held on the third Wednesday of May.

For additional information regarding City Works Day, please contact Michelle Kasama at or by calling 916-461-6702.