Region of Peel Wins 2003 Public Works Week Award
(Brampton) - Regional staff was presented with the 2003 Canadian Public Works Week Recognition Award from the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) yesterday in Regional Council. The award recognizes outstanding service in promoting the field of public works during Public Works Week.
President of the Canadian Public Works Association presented the Region of Peel with the 2003 Canadian Public Works Week Recognition Award. From left to right: Regional Chair Emil Kolb, Regional Councillor Pat Saito, President of the Canadian Public Works Association Ian Neville, Commissioner of Public Works Mitch Zamojc, Regional Councillor Maja Prentice.
Public Works Week is a national event held each May. Municipalities across Canada and the United States participate in Public Works Week to promote the staff and services that go into effectively providing roads, water, waste, wastewater and transportation services to residents.
The Region's Public Works department hosts a number of annual activities to promote Public Works Week. In 2003, to recognize the official Public Works Week theme "Strength in Public Works" the Region hosted two special events, a tandem truck pull competition and obstacle course.
Other activities included:
- School and public tours of Regional facilities
- Daily staff appreciation lunches
- Lunch and learn sessions
- A public open house including educational displays and interactive activities
- Truck driving rodeo
"It's nice to see Peel recognized for their tremendous effort," says Maja Prentice, Chair of the Public Works Section of General Committee. "I believe it's important to participate in these events as an opportunity to develop relationships between staff, council and residents, while sharing important information on Peel services in a fun and interactive environment."
"We are always looking for effective and creative ways to engage the public and deliver information on our services," says Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works. "This recognition shows the effort made by our staff is paying off and we are successfully communicating to our diverse community."
Public Works Week is one of several initiatives developed by Peel to raise awareness and motivate the community to get involved in important social and environmental issues.
Other outreach initiatives offered by Public Works includes:
Special event weeks such as waste reduction week, drinking water awareness week, compost awareness week and earth week
The Peel Children's Water Festival and Peel EcoFair
Water Smart Peel's Sod Squad (outdoor lawn and garden maintenance outreach)
Grade two and seven in-class school outreach
Community events including annual home shows, fall fairs, and Santa Claus parades
Peel Public Works is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of water, wastewater, solid waste and Regional road programs and services for the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.
For more information, please contact Carol Warner at 905-791-7800, Ext. 4042 or visit our Web site at www.peelregion.ca