It is National Public Works Week and this year’s theme is “Stronger Together” – a reflection of how the City’s Municipal Works employees work together to deliver services to the community.
Since 1960, the third week in May has been celebrated as National Public Works Week in Canada. Niagara Falls City Council proclaimed Sunday, May 16 to Saturday, May 22 as Public Works Week at their meeting on May 11, 2021.
In Niagara Falls, the Municipal Works portfolio has three sections Engineering, Operations, and Transportation. The portfolio provides quality services that directly impact citizens and businesses across the city every day. Services include engineering services and project management, maintenance of municipal roads, sidewalks and pathways; maintenance of parks, boulevards and open spaces; forestry services; fleet management of all City vehicles and equipment; traffic services and administration of the crossing guard program; and water, wastewater and stormwater services. Municipal Works collaborates with stakeholders in capital projects, infrastructure solutions, and quality of life services.
The theme “Stronger Together” challenges our Municipal Works staff and citizens to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable.
For additional information, events, and resources on National Public Works Week, visit: http://ontario.cpwa.net/PageDetails/28100
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