Public Works News

AORS Announces New President and Executive

At its Annual General Meeting on February 24, AORS introduced its new President for 2020, Bill Wilson. Bill is Operations Coordinator for the Township of Perth East, and holds the CRS designation.  Joining Bill as Corporate Directors are Glenn Harding, CRS, 2nd Vice-President (Road Supervisor, Chatham-Kent), Mike Alcock, 1st Vice-President (Director of Public Works, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry), and Phil Wilson, CRS-S, Immediate Past President (Public Works Foreman / Fleet Manager for the Township of Southgate).

Pictured (l to r):  Phil Wilson, Past President; Mike Alcock, 1st Vice-President; Bill Wilson, President; Glenn Harding, 2nd Vice-President.


Announcing the Recipient of the 2019 Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award

At its 2020 AGM, the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors honoured the winner of the 2019 Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award:  Atrayu Benish, Township of West Lincoln (Niagara Road Supervisors Association).  Each year, the Halladay award is presented to the individual 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 Tray!

Tray Benish (l) receives the Marvin D. Halladay Award from AORS President Phil Wilson.


AORS Announces 2019 Driver of the Year

Winners of the 2019 AORS Provincial Safety Truck Roadeo

AORS is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Provincial Safety Truck Roadeo – Jeff Nielsen, from the Municipality of Trent Hills, representing the Northumberland County Road Builders Association.  Jeff beat out 33 other competitors from across the province, each of whom was a top driver from their Local Association.

2019 Driver of the Year, Jeff Nielsen (r), with 2019 AORS President Phil Wilson

This was the 26th annual AORS Provincial Safety Truck Roadeo.  It was held in Laurentian Valley on September 11, hosted by the Renfrew County Road Supervisors Association.

First runner up was Joe Ennis from the Township of Tay Valley, representing the Lanark County Road Supervisors Association.  Two drivers tied for second runner up: Erik Ramaker, from the Municipality of South Huron, representing the Huron County Road Supervisors Association; and John Gleeson, from the Township of Mississippi Mills, also representing Lanark County. John was the champion in both 2018 and 2011. 

Congratulations to all the competitors.


AORS Announces New President and Executive

At its Annual General Meeting on February 25, AORS introduced its new President for 2019, Phil Wilson. Phil is Public Works Foreman / Fleet Manager for the Township of Southgate, and holds a CRS-S designation. Joining Phil as Corporate Directors are Mike Alcock, 2nd Vice-President (Director of Public Works, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry), Bill Wilson, CRS, 1st Vice-President (Operations Coordinator, Township of Perth East), and Rod Cameron, CRS-S, Immediate Past President (Operations Manager, Town of Mississippi Mills).

Pictured (l to r):    Mike Alcock, 2nd Vice-President; Bill Wilson, 1st Vice President; Phil Wilson, President; Rod Cameron, Immediate Past President


Announcing the Recipient of the 2018 Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award

At its 2019 AGM, the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors honoured the winner of the 2018 Marvin D. Halladay Memorial Education Award:  Justin Metras, Manager, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Township of Oro-Medonte (Simcoe County Road Supervisors Association).  Each year, the Halladay award is presented to the individual 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 Justin!

Justin Metras (r) receives the 2018 Halladay Award from AORS President Rod Cameron.