May 18, 2011

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433


Public Invited to Attend the Third Annual Meridian Public Works Expo


Meridian, ID – (May 18, 2011) – The Third Annual Meridian Public Works Expo is being held Thursday, May 19, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the outdoor plaza at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue.  The Expo is held in conjunction with National Public Works Week and celebrates the theme “Serving You and Your Community”.  The Public Work Expo is a free, family-friendly event that intends to enhance the community’s understanding and awareness of the importance of public works infrastructure and operations and how both improve the quality of life of all Meridian citizens.


Families will enjoy the various demonstrations, interactive displays geared to kids of all ages, free food, music and equipment demonstrations.  In addition there will be a unique “kid’s table” with a variety of colorful and fun activities, several free drawings for great gifts donated from local businesses, informational booths, handouts and much, much more!


Public Works Director, Tom Barry asserts, “This is an evening of celebrating our role in our community.  We are proud to serve our community and I recognize deeply the strong connection between the workings of the entire city and the staff who provide the public works services”.   He continues, “We are very grateful to work with our leadership that understand the role our public infrastructure plays in protecting the environment, improving public health and safety, contribute to economic vitality, and enhancing the quality of life in Meridian.”


In the event of foul weather – all booths, events, entertainment and kid’s interactive events will move inside City Hall.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit