The Ontario Public Works Association kicked-off National Public Works Week (May 19 to 25) by presenting the 2018 Roger Brown Award to the Town of Newmarket for its excellent program(s) during last year’s National Public Works Week. The award was officially presented to the Town of Newmarket at the 2019 National Public Works Week annual kick-off event at the Mohawk Racetrack in Guelph, Ontario on May 16.
The Roger Brown Award is given to one Ontario municipality with a population of 150,000 or less and is committed to promoting excellence in programs and events which create awareness of the public works profession, and illustrating the important role that all public works employees play in the everyday health and well-being of the Public
In 2017, the Town of Newmarket was also awarded the Roger Brown Award for its marketing and educational efforts during National Public Works Week in 2016.
Newmarket’s Public Works Services is responsible for maintaining over 45 parks and open spaces, 500km of roads, 300km of watermain, while conducting over 1400 water test samples yearly to ensure the highest quality of water, and over 15 facilities and buildings for everyone to enjoy.
“It is very exciting to once again be recognized by the Ontario Public Works Association for our efforts made to promote the vital role that public works service professionals play in Newmarket,” says Chris Kalimootoo, Director, Public Works Services. “The Roger Brown Award demonstrates our commitment to the community and to the public works profession. We look forward to another great year in celebrating National Public Works Week with our residents.”
This year, the Town continues to educate, raise awareness and recognize the efforts and importance of public works professionals in Newmarket through various campaigns and events during National Public Works Week.
This year’s National Public Works Week theme is It Starts Here. The theme focuses on the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by public works professionals across North America. Infrastructure, growth and innovation, mobility, security and healthy communities all start with public works.