Whereas public works professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities, emergency management, and services that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities and the public health, high quality of life, and well-being of the people of Innisfil; and

Whereas these infrastructures, facilities, and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, who are first responders, and the engineers, managers, and employees at all levels of government and the private sector, who are responsible for rebuilding, improving, and protecting our nation’s transportation, water supply, water treatment and solid waste systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential for our citizens; and

Whereas it is in the public interest for the citizens, civic leaders, and children in Innisfil to gain knowledge of and maintain ongoing interest and understanding of the importance of public works first responders and public works programs in their respective communities.

Therefore, I Mayor Lynn Dollin, on behalf of the Town of Innisfil do hereby designate the week May 21-27, 2023, as National Public Works Week and urge all citizens to join with representatives of the Canadian Public Works Association and government agencies in activities, events, and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers, and employees and to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.