Today, the City of Mississauga was recognized at City Council by the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) for having the best National Public Works Week (NPWW) celebration in the Large Metro Centre category for the third consecutive year.
“On behalf of Council, I would like to recognize the team of employees from the City of Mississauga, who demonstrate the utmost professionalism in all they do for the residents of our community,” Mayor Crombie said. “As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga provides important public works services that help support people throughout our City, and individuals working, studying, and living throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Congratulations once again to City staff for earning this national distinction of excellence.”
“This is wonderful recognition to receive CPWA’s highest award for providing five-days of educational and informative activities highlighting the daily public works services we provide,” said Martin Powell, commissioner of Transportation and Works. “We take great pride in showcasing the operational work we deliver to ensure residents can safely use infrastructure such as our roads, sidewalks and transit to get to their jobs, appointments and activities each day.”
City staff members from various divisions accepted the award from CPWA President Kealy Dedman. The City competed for the award with other Canadian municipalities in the Large Metro Centre category for cities with populations over 250,000. The City of Mississauga won the CPWA award in 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
This year’s NPWW activities included tours of the Works Operations and Maintenance Facility and the City Centre Transit Terminal. The week’s activities wrapped up with Family Fun Day on Mississauga Celebration Square where displays of heavy machinery and equipment, stormwater, traffic planning and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services attracted hundreds of people to watch firefighters demonstrate removing a person from a car involved in an accident. Two new activities this year included a passport activity where kids were eligible for a prize when they filled out the passport and a photo booth where people dressed in safety hats and vests and posed with Mayor Bonnie Crombie.