At today’s meeting of Mississauga City Council, the City’s National Public Works Week activities in May 2014 were recognized with the national award from the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA).
“This National Public Works Week award recognizes our commitment to providing public works to the residents and businesses of Mississauga,” said Martin Powell, commissioner of Transportation and Works. “Showing the public how our daily operations work is our way of staying connected with local communities; it helps them understand the value we bring to their daily lives.”
Mississauga competed for the award with other municipalities in the “Large Metro Centre” category which includes cities with populations over 250,000. This is the sixth CPWA recognition the City has received during its 13 years participating in National Public Works Weeks. The CPWA is an organization of 2,000 public works professionals in Canada. The award was presented to Mississauga by CPWA President Kealy Dedman.
This year’s public works week activities included public and elementary school tours and a Family Fun Day with displays and exhibits of heavy machinery and equipment. The National Public Works Week campaign began in 1960 to raise public awareness of the important public works activities that are provided daily by municipalities across the country.