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City of Mississauga Wins National Public Works Week Award

Dec 14, 2011

The City of Mississauga's Transportation and Works Department today accepted an award from the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) for public works promotion during the 2011 National Public Works Week campaign in May.

"Our department was recognized for hosting public and school tours during National Public Works Week," said Martin Powell, commissioner of Transportation and Works. "The tours went a long way in educating residents about the importance of public works in their communities. The campaign is another way of demonstrating how our infrastructure projects are delivering on our strategic vision of being a walkable, connected neighbourhood that is pedestrian and transit-oriented."

CPWA director Kealy Dedman presented the award to members of the Transportation and Works Department during a presentation in the City of Mississauga's Council Chamber. The City won in the category of Metropolitan Centres for populations of more than 650,000. This year marked the City's 10th annual participation in National Public Works Week, a campaign that began in 1960 to increase public awareness of the importance of public works in community life.

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As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.



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Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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