Whereas, public works professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities and services that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities and to the public health, high quality of life and well-being of the people of Lac Ste Anne County;
and, Whereas, these infrastructure, facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, who are 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 Lac Ste Anne County to gain knowledge of and to maintain an ongoing interest and understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs in their respective communities;
and, Whereas, the year 2022 marks the 62nd annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association be it now. Resolved, I, Reeve Joe Blakeman, of Lac Ste Anne County, do hereby designate the week of May 15-21, 2022 as National Public Works Week; I urge all citizens to join with representatives of the American/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.