Infrastructure Week

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the State of Alabama relies on critical infrastructure to support our daily lives, including our roads and bridges, our railroads and transit systems, our ports and airports, our pipes and water system, our reliable power supply, our access to broadband, and our connectivity to the regional, national, and global economy; and
WHEREAS, in order to grow our economy, keep Americans safe and strengthen our communities, we need all levels of government and the private sector to work together to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, Infrastructure Week has been established to highlight infrastructure investment needs in communities throughout the country, and to recognize and encourage leadership at the federal, state, and local levels to address our nation’s pressing infrastructure challenges; and
WHEREAS, Infrastructure Week also encourages policy-makers and the public to address the obstacles facing U.S. infrastructure, to move beyond short-term fixes and deferred maintenance, and to envision the innovative solutions, technologies, policies and investments that will improve America’s infrastructure today and for the future;
WHEREAS, despite fiscal challenges, it is important for the State of Alabama to dedicate sufficient resources to transportation and infrastructure investments in our state and local communities; and
WHEREAS, making high-quality infrastructure a priority is a major component in allowing Alabama businesses, in all economic sectors to grow and expand. It is critical to providing Alabama citizens, in all 67 counties, with the quality of life they deserve:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of May 15th through May 19th, 2017, as
Infrastructure Week
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 15th day of May 2017.
Kay Ivey