City hosts Public Works Week open house May 25

Guelph, Ont., May 17, 2017 – In celebration of National Public Works Week—May 21 to 27—the City of Guelph is hosting an open house at its 45 and 50 Municipal Street locations on Thursday, May 25 from 3 to 7 p.m.

The family-friendly event features a wide range of activities. Residents can check out heavy equipment and large truck displays, watch equipment demonstrations (trails, paving, sidewalk and curb pour, tree maintenance, and catch basin replacement), and get career information.

“The open house is an opportunity for the community to meet our staff and see first-hand how public works professionals provide, maintain, and improve the City’s infrastructure and community assets that assure a higher quality of life for Guelph residents,” says Doug Godfrey, general manager of Operations.

City departments taking part in the open house are Operations, Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services, Environmental Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Parks and Recreation. Representatives from the Guelph Humane Society will also be on site.

This year’s event will feature food trucks with food and drink available for purchase. The Guelph Water Wagon will also be on site for people wanting to fill up their reusable water bottles with Guelph tap water.

About National Public Works Week

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is ‘Public Works Connects Us.’ The City of Guelph is one of more than 29,000 APWA members in the United States and Canada that use the week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works in their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

For more information

Doug Godfrey
General Manager, Operations
519-822-1260 extension 2520
doug.godfrey@guelph.ca