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Public Works Summit 2024

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Thank you to all that attended the Public Works Summit 2024 at the Washington State History Museum! City Council members, City executives, and our Public Works staff members came together to discuss innovative strategies and solutions for advancing public works projects, educate on the process, and prepare the department for the future.


Summit Highlights

  • Project exhibitions: Explore the latest projects and engage with staff.
  • Overview of Public Works at the City of Tacoma: Hear from Public Works Director Ramiro Chavez and staff on an overview of why we do what we do, how we do it, and why we do it.
  • Video presentation: A brief video presentation on why our dedicated employees love coming to work at the City of Tacoma.
  • Departmental achievements: What we’ve accomplished as a department this past year.
  • Looking toward the future: What’s on the horizon for Public Works.

Want to watch the PW Summit 2024? Check these videos out:


Public Works Summit Video 1 (Division Reports from Street Operations and Facilities)



Public Works Summit Video 2 (Division Reports from Transportation and Engineering, Departmental Achievements, and the Future of Public Works)


For questions, please feel free to contact Joe Franco (jfranco@cityoftacoma.org) and Sola Wingenbach (swingenbach@cityoftacoma.org).