Instituted as a public education campaign by APWA in 1960, National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of Public Works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often unsung heroes of our society - the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.
The National Public Works Week (NPWW) Awards were established to
- encourage participation and to recognize the efforts of Ontario municipalities who participate in National Public Works Week;
- promote excellence in programs and events which create awareness of the Public Works Profession; and,
- illustrate the important role that all public works employees play in the everyday health and well-being of the Public.
Three awards are available:
- The Bruce Brunton Awards for municipalities with populations of more than 150,000;
- The Roger Brown Award for municipalities with populations of 150,000 or less; and,
- First Time Entry for regional and local area municipalities who have not previously submitted
for a NPWW award (or who have not submitted within the previous ten (10) years).