Municipal Awareness Week Proclaimed May 9-13

The Honourable Krista Lynn Howell, Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, in partnership with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador and the Professional Municipal Administrators, has proclaimed May 9-13 as Municipal Awareness Week.

Good municipal governance is foundational to the province’s economic, health and social well-being. Over 2,000 people lead and work in the municipal sector fulfilling the roles and duties of elected officials, administrators, professional planners, staff and volunteers.

Municipal government is responsible for many services that enhance the quality of life for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, including essential services, programs and infrastructure. Sustainable, vibrant communities reflect the work of dedicated mayors, councillors, staff and volunteers, as well as the collaboration and partnership of residents.

Municipalities will be holding special events throughout Municipal Awareness Week. Further information about the week and the municipal sector can be found here. Residents can also check with their local councils.

“This week is an opportunity to recognize the vital role of municipal government in the daily lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and to acknowledge the contribution of all those working in the municipal sector. This week, and every week, I extend heartfelt thanks to the councillors, administrators, staff and volunteers who contribute so much to the province.”

Honourable Krista Lynn Howell
Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs

“Municipal Awareness Week acknowledges the important role that municipalities play in providing essential services, programs and facilities to residents in our province. It celebrates the work that happens every day as municipal leaders advocate for and strive toward creating a better place for everyone to live. I am proud of the people in our sector and I want to thank them for their dedication to our communities.”

Amy Coady
President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador

“Municipal Awareness Week is a time to recognize the many contributions of municipal government. Municipal administrative staff serve their communities, work hand-in-hand with elected officials and contribute greatly to the success of municipal government. This week we encourage residents to celebrate municipal government and the role elected officials, staff and community volunteers play to ensure communities thrive and residents prosper.”

Brian Hudson
President of Professional Municipal Administrators

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