Sep 12, 2013

2013 NPWW

2013 NPWW

The CPWA Luncheon at the APWA Congress in Chicago, IL USA was the venue for the announcement of the highly anticipated “winners list” for the 2013 CPWA National Public Works Week (NPWW) Awards program. Cities throughout Canada participate in this program which fosters a friendly competition among municipalities and regions, small and large, to engage the public, schools, their own staff, and local government in celebrating both the profession and services of public works during National Public Works Week. 2013 NPWW Chair Kealy Dedman, Director of Engineering, City of Cambridge, ON announced winners from a field of seven municipalities submitting summaries of their local week-long events.

Municipalities submitting their events for the CPWA NPWW Awards included:

  • District of Squamish, BC (population 17,00)
  • City of Kamloops, BC (population 86,000)
  • Town of Whitby, ON (population 122,000)
  • City of Burlington, ON (population 175,000)
  • Town of Richmond Hill, ON (population 192,000)
  • City of Brampton, ON (population 600,000)
  • City of Mississauga, ON (population 740,000)

2013 CPWA National Public Works Week "Winners":


Small Centres: Populations: 75,000 and Under
District of Squamish, BC

Medium Centres: Populations: 75,001 - 250,000
Town of Richmond Hill, ON

Large/Metro Centres: Populations: 250,001 and above
City of Brampton, Ontario


2013 CPWA National Public Works Week "Honourable Mentions:


Medium Centres: Populations: 75,001 - 250,000
City of Kamloops, BC

Large/Metro Centres: Populations: 250,001 and over
City of Mississauga, Ontario

Dedman noted that “every municipality that celebrates NPWW is a winner and it is always difficult to select winners from among the creative entries that we receive each year. Each of the municipalities invest much time, effort, and creativity into their displays, outreach, and events. We thank each municipality that takes time to celebrate National Public Works Week and recognize their celebration of public works and their investment in the future of our profession.”

Award winning municipalities will have their awards presented by a CPWA Director during a local town council meeting or other event of their choice. Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact gclark@apwa.net.