Since 1960, municipalities across Canada have recognized National Public Works Week. This special week in May is used to educate, engage and inform the public about the essential role public works plays in the quality of life of the community. Equally important, is the opportunity to promote public works as a career choice and recognizing those who currently serve in these vital roles.
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.
Each year, National Public Works Week has a unique theme and this year’s is “Ready and Resilient.” This theme highlights the fact that public works professionals are always ready to serve their communities and resilient as ever in their abilities to pick themselves up off the ground after encountering challenges. This theme is also fitting to reflect on the past few years, as public works professionals have worked tirelessly to continue to provide seamless service delivery throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic.
From Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21, 2022, the City of Niagara Falls will recognize National Public Works Week and the dedicated staff who go above and beyond to provide the community with front-line services that safeguard and enhance the quality of life in this growing city.
For additional information, events, and resources on National Public Works Week, visit https://npww.apwa.net