The Public Works Association of British Columbia (PWABC) is also seeking your support to recognize and promote National Public Works Week (NPWW) by acknowledging May 20-26, 2012 as National Public Works Week in your community. This year’s theme is “Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression”
National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May and this is the 52nd year. NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life and seeks to acknowledge the efforts of tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain civil infrastructure and services. NPWW also allows Councils remind the public of the 24/7 services that they are responsible for and are proud of, and many make this an annual celebration in their communities.
Local governments are welcome to proclaim May 20-26, 2012 as Local Government Awareness Week and National Public Works Week.
Click here to see the PWABC’s letter and sample proclamation: NPWW 2012
We are pleased to announce the dates for British Columbia’s 2012 Local Government Awareness Week: May 20 – 26, 2012
Local Government Awareness Week is held in conjunction with National Public Works Week to generate awareness and to educate the public about the roles and responsibilities of local government, including boards of education, and to encourage the public to participate in local government processes.
In 2012, the Union of BC Municipalities will once again have a Community Excellence Award for “Best Practices, Civic Engagement”. Nomination packages will be available in late spring or early summer.
This is an excellent way to share your success stories, and highlight your community’s Local Government Awareness Week activities.
If you would like to view UBCM Community Excellence Award nominations from past years, they can be found here.
British Columbia’s municipalities and regional districts celebrate Local Government Awareness Week in a variety of different ways. These are just some of the activities that were brought to our attention following Local Government Awareness Week 2011.
Those planning Local Government Awareness Week activities in British Columbia may be interested in checking out these resources from elsewhere: