Chief Administrative Officer Gary Dyke issued the following statements on International Women’s Day.
“International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the achievements of women and provides an opportunity to raise awareness around problems women face in their everyday lives.
Each year, International Women’s Day is an important opportunity to reflect on the countless political, social, and economic contributions and accomplishments of women in our communities, in our workplaces, and in our lives.
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the contributions of the women who help run the Municipality of North Grenville. Our female staff are entrenched in every aspect of Municipal operations. The dynamic women working at the Municipality of North Grenville provide strong, diverse voices, and a depth of talent to assist us in shaping the future of our community.
I would also like to acknowledge our long standing and seasoned Director of Public Works, Karen Dunlop. As a leader in her field, she was, for a long time, one of few women working the field of Engineering Technology in Public Works. In fact, Ms. Dunlop will be speaking at an International Women’s Day event for the Ontario Public Works Association on her road to success, including obstacles and opportunities along the way.
On International Women’s Day, and every day, let us work together to build a strong sense of community that rewards, respects and guarantees women – of all ages – receive relevant mentorship opportunities and are encouraged to pursue their dreams.”