Public Works Employee Memorial

Our Public Works employees are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 365 days a year. They work quietly and tirelessly whenever they are needed. Their work is dangerous and their service often goes unrecognized. This Memorial is dedicated to the Public Works employees who have died while performing public duties for the people of New Hampshire.

Public Works Memorial



Public Works has an extensive history in the state of New Hampshire. In the rapidly changing late 19th century, the Manchester street commission worked with horses and carriages to improve infrastructure. Since then, New Hampshire has seen many changes, but Public Works employees continue to dedicate their service despite inherent risk.

On June 15, 2009, Governor Lynch signed into law RSA 4:9 establishing a committee to oversee the design, construction, and maintenance of a Memorial for public works employees who have died performing duties on behalf of a municipality, a county, or the state. Read a copy of the Legislation The committee selected a site for the memorial on the grounds of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Building at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord in August of 2009.

From September 2010 to December of 2010, high school seniors and college students were invited to submit designs for the memorial. The design of Kelsie Lee, from Colby Sawyer College, was selected in early 2011 and Landscape Architect Cheri Ruane prepared detailed drawings. The memorial was dedicated and opened to the public on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 after 10 years of planning. Read a copy of Governor Sununu's Proclamation and Congressional Letters.

General Information

Call 603-271-2693, the Bureau of Highway Maintenance at the New Hampshire Department of Transportation or email


The Memorial to Public Works Employees Committee needs your help with "perpetual maintenance" to keep it standing tall for years to come. At any time a tax deductible donation may be sent to: The Public Works Memorial Fund, c/o Dave Rodrique, Commissioner's Office, NH Department of Transportation, PO Box 483, Concord NH 03302-0483. If you would like to speak with Dave Rodrigue about your donation or have questions about the memorial, feel free to contact him at 271-2693 or e-mail:

Names on the Memorial

If you know of a loved one or friend who was a public works employee that died in the course of performing public duties, and you would like to submit their name for consideration to the committee for the memorial, please complete an application and forward it to the committee for review. Application for Request of Deceased Public Works Employee for Memorial Submittal

For a list of public works employee names that have been added to the monument, please take a look at Memorial Name List.

Donations to Date

Platinum Level - $5,000 or more - NH Public Works Standards & Training Council, Continental Paving, Pike Industries/R&D Paving, Chadwick Baross of Concord, City of Manchester, NH Road Agents Association, NH Public Works Association, The New Hampshire State Employees Association.

Gold Level - $2,000 up to $4,999 - AFSCME Local 298, Lake Sunapee Bank, NH DOT Raffles

Silver Level - $1000 up to $1,999 - City of Manchester Public Works Employees, NE Chapter of the American Public Works Association, Round for Ryan Golf Tournament, Vanasse Hagen Brustlin, Inc, Steven Merrill in Honor of Steve Rivers, Bemis Utility Location Services LLC, SEA Chapter 3 NHDOT.

Bronze Level - $400 up to $999 - NH Hydraulics, NH Road Agents Association, NH Water Pollution Control Association, Quantum Construction Consultants, Continental Paving, Town of Exeter Public Works, Thomas Libbey IV Contracting Inc, the New Hampshire State Employees Association Retirement Chapter 1, WPS USA Administration, NHDOT Bureau of Turnpikes, The Children of Carl Richardson, Concord Aeries 613 Eagles Club.

Granite Level – Up to $399 - Bristol Plant Petty Cash, Custom Ink, Christina Helm, Winni Construction, Fischer Plowing, GeoInsight, Inc., HL Turner Group, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Old Mill Properties LLC, Percy & Bloom, Robert Strout, Skips Gun & Sport Shop, Town of Loudon, Town of Sutton Public Works Employees, Woods CRW Corp of NH, NHDOT Bureau of Turnpikes 50/50 Raffle, NH Public Works and Municipal Engineers Association, NH DOT Memorial Golf Tournament, NH Public Works Association Technical Group, Dan Brennan, Jim &, David Ford, Kevin Sheppard, Raymond Buckley, Joseph Cicirelli, Doug Graham, Gary Clifford, David Pierce, Laura Guimont, Victoria Sheehan, John Corrigan, Dennis Brennan, Michael McCarthy, Anne Hartshorn.

In-Kind Donations Received as of June 2019:

The following In-Kind Donations have been donated:

  • Irrigation System - THOMPSON LAWN CARE
  • Gravel Donation - PIKE INDUSTRIES
  • Brick Imprinting and Painting - BLAKTOP PAVING INC.
  • Paving Donation - R & D PAVING INC.
  • Heavy Equipment Donation - CHADWICK-BAROSS OF CONCORD
  • Granite Stone for Benches In Reflection Area - CITY OF MANCHESTER
  • Dig Safe Services - BEMIS UTILITY LOCATION SERVICES LLC - New London/Hillsboro Area
  • Bob Cat Donation - JOHN'S WRECKER SERVICE - Concord/Londonderry Area
  • Heavy Equipment Donations and Labor - CITY OF NASHUA
  • Coating 24 Shovels - TRI-CITY LINE-X OF DOVER
  • Bark Mulch - THE DIRT DOCTORS, LLC of Pembroke

Members of the Committee and the Public Works Organizations They Represent

For a complete listing of all Voting and Non-Voting members of the Public Works Committe, please take a look at the Committe Members List.

Construction Plans