Côte Saint-Luc Public Works Week receives top prize

CPWA Publuc Works Week award: Peter Kay, Ian Vaughan, David Tordjman, Stan Siu, Jean Perrault, Mitchell Brownstein

(left to right) Peter Kay, Chief Executive Officer CPWA; Ian Vaughan, Outgoing President CPWA; David Tordjman, Director of Public Works and Urban Planning, City of Côte Saint-Luc; Stan Siu, Director CPWA and Chairperson of the Public Works Week Contest; Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Quebec and President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Mitchell Brownstein, Councillor responsible for public works, City of Côte Saint-Luc


The association representing public works professionals in Canada awarded the City of Côte Saint-Luc the top prize in its 2008 National Public Works Week Awards.

The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) awarded the top prize to Côte Saint-Luc among cities with a population of 50,000 or fewer. The results were announced at the CPWA Luncheon at the American Public Works Association Congress in New Orleans on August 18.

“We are thrilled that our Public Works Week activities were ranked number one this year,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, the council member responsible for public works issues. “We put a lot of work into organizing events for kids to entertain and inform them about how our public works people improve the quality of every day life in Côte Saint-Luc.”

Public Works Week in Côte Saint-Luc included several days of activities. The Director of Public Works, David Tordjman, spoke at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on May 21. Students from grade 3 of Hebrew Academy toured the Côte Saint-Luc public works facilities to learn about recycling on May 22. They also planted flowers and took part in a relay race to put the correct items in a blue box, a brown bin or a garbage can. Finally, the week culminated with the Public Works Carnival on May 25 and included inflatable games, arts and crafts, an eco-information booth, a household hazardous waste and electronic waste disposal area and much more.

“A lot of people helped make this event a success, but I want to thank Public Works Director David Tordjman and the Coordinator of Administrative Services Beatrice Newman,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “Beatrice, in particular, made an incredible contribution and helped make Public Works Week an award-winning event. I also want to recognize the outstanding work done every day by our Public Works Department staff.”

Public Works Week in Côte Saint-Luc 2008

Public Works Week in Côte Saint-Luc 2008

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