Infrastructure Week is a national week of education and advocacy that unites American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens to host events, tour infrastructure projects, and raise critical issues in the press and on social media to highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure — roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, smart cities and more.
Infrastructure Week elevates the message to decision makers that modern, safe, reliable, and affordable infrastructure is essential to all facets of American life — from jobs and economic competitiveness to resilience, public health and safety and quality of life.
How Cities Can Participate
Here are some simple ways to participate and spread the message that our nation wants to #BuildForTomorrow:
- Share on social media. With hundreds of millions of social media impressions on Infrastructure Week posts each year, engaging on social media is a popular way to get involved. Follow @infraweek and use the hashtag #BuildForTomorrow to join the conversation. Share how infrastructure impacts your members, customers, business, or community. Dozens of shareable social media graphics are available to download and use at www.infrastructureweek.org/resources.
- Attend an event. Visit www.infrastructureweek.org/calendar to search through nearly 100 upcoming events in your local community.
- Write an op-ed or blog post. Visit www.infrastructureweek.org/toolkits to download and personalize blog post/op-ed template. Use this platform to highlight the importance of infrastructure in your community.
- Issue a proclamation. Issue a proclamation from the city council or mayor‘s office to make your city’s voice heard. Many start with the template provided at www.infrastructureweek.org/resources and customize to fit their community’s needs and priorities.
Join the League and cities across the country during Infrastructure Week as part of this national effort to #BuildForTomorrow. Visit www.infrastructureweek.org/resources
to access many helpful tools, including templates for op-eds, proclamations, social media graphics, branding tools, and more to get started planning for the week.