January 10, 2023

CPWA Presents City of Guelph with National Public Works Week Award

GUELPH, ONTARIO—The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) today presented the City of Guelph with its plaque for winning the CPWA 2022 National Public Works Week (NPWW) awards contest for communities of 100,000 residents or more.

“We’re very excited to accept this award,” says Doug Godfrey, General Manager of Operations for the City of Guelph. “With the last two years being affected by COVID-19, it was great to see such a huge turnout to our events during National Public Works Week. Both our staff and the public were very engaged and interested, and happy to be able to get together again.”

Doug Keenie, P.Eng., executive VP, Public Sector, at R.J. Burnside & Associates, presented the 2022 NPWW award today during the City of Guelph’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

Guelph staff joining Godfrey in the award presentation were Raven Rise, administrative assistant, Operations; Stephanie Shouldice, environmental program and planning coordinator, Environmental Services; Heather Yates, project manager, Environmental Services; Mari MacNeil, manager, compliance and performance, Environmental Services; Samantha Dupre, community stewardship coordinator, Parks; Dave Beaton, program manager, Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes, Parks; Sally Drew, administrative assistant, Environmental Services; Alan MacDonald, fleet safety and efficiency trainer, Operations; Judi Prigione, administrative assistant, Guelph Transit; Donna Tremblay, program manager, Operations; Glen Inglis, public works supervisor, Operations; Kyle Gagne, public works supervisor, Operations; Pat Cole, public works supervisor, Operations; Courtney McDonald, manager, Transit Business Services; and Crystal Kaminski, administrative assistant, Engineering and Transportation Services.

National Public Works Week has been celebrated every May since 1960 to recognize the thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Each year, municipalities throughout the U.S. and Canada celebrate NPWW with open houses, project and facility tours, parades, education, media events, school visits, and career events. Municipalities also use the week to recognize their staff – the public works professionals who plan, design, build, manage and maintain our communities’ infrastructure and who play such an important role in our quality of life.

The award submissions reflected the 2022 National Public Works Week theme, “Ready and Resilient,” showcasing the superheroes within each-and-every public works professional. Always READY to serve their communities, and RESILIENT as ever in their abilities to pick themselves up off the ground after encountering challenges.

About CPWA
The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), or Association Canadienne des Travaux Publics, was founded in 1986 to enhance the services of the American Public Works Association (APWA) to the Canadian public works community and to improve the quality of public works products and services to Canadian citizens. APWA’s members in Canada, plan, build, operate, maintain and sustain the public works and infrastructure that improve our quality of community life.

Mark Shade
CPWA Government Affairs Media Manager
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