In honour of National Public Works Week, County Council has proclaimed May 15 to 21 as National Public Works Week in Northumberland. Northumberland County recognizes the importance of maintaining public infrastructure and thanks the professionals whose dedicated efforts shape municipalities into thriving communities.
“On behalf of County Council, I want to thank all public works professionals across Northumberland and beyond, who are responsible for building, improving and protecting our local infrastructure and delivering public works programs that keep our community safe, healthy and functional,” states County Warden Bob Crate. “From maintaining and building major infrastructure such as roads, bridges and community spaces, to providing engineering and facilities management expertise, to delivering essential waste management services, these individuals have a significant impact on quality of life in our community. This week, we encourage the community to join us in paying tribute to public works professionals to recognize their important contributions to our community.”
This annual week of recognition is sponsored by the Canadian Public Works Association and the American Public Works Association. The theme for 2022, ‘Ready & Resilient,’ highlights the ability of these professionals to perform regular public works duties and be ready at a moment’s notice to react as first responders during natural disasters and overcome trials seen in the field. This ability has been increasingly important in recent years as public works professionals have diligently continued to deliver essential services to the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.