Public Works News: March 2017

AORS inducts new Executive

Kevin Boucock, CRS-S, was inducted as the new President of the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors at the AORS AGM on Monday, February 27, 2017.  Kevin hails from the Town of Fort Erie, where he is Supervisor, Road and Drainage Services.  Kevin also represents the Niagara Road Supervisors Association on the AORS Board of Directors.

AORS President, Kevin Boucock, CRS-S, speaks at the AORS AGM.

 

 

 

 

Upon completion of his term as AORS President, Greg Demers, CRS-I, (r) accepts an AORS honourary life membership from then Past President, Darrell Townsend, CRS-S (l).

 

 

 

Rounding out the AORS Executive are Greg Demers, CRS-I, Past President (County of Brant / County of Brant Road Supervisors Association); Rod Cameron, CRS-S, 1st Vice President (Town of Mississippi Mills / Lanark County Road Supervisors Association); and Phil Wilson, CRS-I, 2nd Vice President (Township of Southgate / Grey County Public Works Association).


AORS Announces 2016 Recipients of Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award

At its 2017 AGM, the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors honoured two members who shared the 2016 Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award:  George Guppy and Ken Krcel, both from the City of Timmins (Northeastern Ontario Public Works Organization).  Each year, the Halladay award is presented to the individual(s) who, among all those who completed the Public Works Leadership Development Program the previous year, achieved the highest overall average over all eight modules.  Congratulations George and Ken!

George Guppy (left) and Ken Krcel (right) receive the 2016 Halladay Award from AORS President Greg Demers.


AORS Recognizes 2016 Award Recipients

At its 2017 AGM, the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) recognized a number of members who had achieved significant accomplishments or made noteworthy contributions to AORS in 2016.  Included among the recipients were 5 members who had helped organize major training events for their municipalities or Local Associations; 23 individuals who had completed the Public Works Leadership Development Program (PWLDP); and two members who shared the 2016 Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award.  See the complete list of award recipients here.

Twenty-three individuals completed the PWLDP in 2016, including (pictured l-r) Jason Drummond, George Guppy, Shane Skinner, Barry Turcotte, Debra Larochelle, Ken Krcel, and Dave Knight, with AORS President Greg Demers (far right).


Frank Cowan Company announces spring Risk Management seminars

Every year Frank Cowan Company runs a series of regional risk management workshops.  This year they will focus on the Occupier’s Liability Act & Your Recreational Outdoor Parks;  and Roads – Safety for All Users.  They are open to all Ontario municipalities and offered at no cost. Download the eflyer and registration form.


Be our guest at the NHES

Come visit AORS, booth number 3024, at the National Heavy Equipment Show, April 6-7, 2017.  Click here for a complimentary online registration and save $20!