City of Moose Jaw Employees Win Public Works Awards

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MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw is proud to announce that two of our employees have been given awards by the Saskatchewan Public Works Association (SPWA).

As part of their annual conference (held virtually) in February, the SPWA held their 2020 awards ceremony, with City of Moose Jaw employees being recognized as follows:


AWARD OF MERIT Winner: Travis LeBlanc, City of Moose Jaw


The intent of the SPWA award of merit is to recognize the dedicated service of public works or related agency personnel at the operational level who perform their responsibilities in an exceptionally efficient and courteous manner.

Travis was the Project Manager for the 2020 Cast Iron Watermain Replacement Program. This was the first year that the City managed the design, tender, and construction services without a consultant. This project included replacement of water main and associated service connections, as well as improvements to the storm, sanitary, road, and sidewalks as required. This is the flagship continuing program for the City’s Engineering Department.



PUBLIC WORKS PERSON OF THE YEAR – Mark Caringal, City of Moose Jaw


This award recognizes the outstanding service to the profession, the public and the SPWA by an individual who truly exemplifies the public works official.

Mark is coordinating three major inter-related projects at the same time. These are the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Transmission Line Renewal, East Feeder Main Replacement, and High Service Pumphouse Construction. The projects have multi-million-dollar budgets, which are essential to the infrastructure enhancement of the City and have been kept on track moving forward.


“Travis and Mark work incredibly hard to keep massive infrastructure projects on track for our residents,” said Jim Puffalt, City Manager. “We appreciate their efforts and are thrilled that the SPWA has provided this recognition.”

Jim Puffalt, City Manager; Mark Caringal, Manager of Engineering Services, Staci Dobrescu, Public Works Supervisor/Water; Travis LeBlanc, Project Manager