Since 1960, the third week in May has been celebrated as National Public Works Week (NPWW). Across North America, the more than 29,000 members of APWA/CPWA in the U.S. and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.
The 2017 NPWW Poster Theme is “Public Works Connects Us”. This year NPWW celebrates the vital role public works plays in connecting us all together. As the cornerstone of civilization, public works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and services that assure a higher quality of life for our communities. Its streets, roads, bridges, and public transportation keep us linked together from coast to coast to coast, and its clean water and sanitation services keep us healthy and allow our communities to grow and prosper.
Each year CPWA hosts an awards contest to recognize municipalities in Canada for their NPWW programs and events and all communities are invited to submit their activities. A panel of CPWA evaluators chooses winning entries based on criteria that include outreach, education, events held, staff involvement, political involvement, and creativity.
Nominations for the 2017 awards contest are now closed. Please consider submitting a nomination next year!
Download the 2017 criteria and nomination form for more details. Pour la version française, cliquez ici. It is recommended that you download and complete the nomination form before beginning the online nomination process.
Information about past award winners can be found here. For more information on the CPWA National Public Works Week Awards Contest, please contact Anne Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners of the 2016 awards contest are listed below and the winners of the 2017 awards contest will be announced August 28th at the CPWA Luncheon held in conjunction with PWX 2017 in Orlando.