FVRD Wins UBCM Community Excellence Award: FVX

September 28, 2016

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities presented its 2016 Community Excellence Awards this morning at the UBCM’s 113th annual Convention in Victoria. The awards recognize communities that have demonstrated exemplary leadership through policies, decision-making or actions that have made a difference for their residents. Award categories include:

  • Staff-led initiatives that go above and beyond the call of duty and demonstrate what it truly means to be a ‘public servant’;
  • Setting the bar for enhancing citizen awareness of local government through social media and other forms of engagement;
  • Making responsible decisions that showcase environmental stewardship or developing best agricultural practices.
In all categories, winners offer a path for other municipalities to follow, not only in British Columbia but
around the world, making communities more efficient, healthier and ultimately, more livable.
BEST PRACTICES, Excellence in Action
WINNER:
Fraser Valley Regional District
Fraser Valley Express Implementation Plan
WINNER:
City of Richmond
District Energy Implementation
Honourable Mention:
City of North Vancouver
City-led Rezoning of Moodyville Neighbourhood
 BEST PRACTICES, Organizational Development & Improvements
WINNER:
Corporation of the Village of Salmo
Rebuilding the Public Record
 BEST PRACTICES, Community Connections
WINNER:
City of Abbotsford
Abbotsforward-Official Community Plan Update
LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION, Green Initiatives
WINNER:
City of North Vancouver
Invasive Plant Management Program
Honourable Mention:
City of Fort St. John
Micro-Hydro and Passive House Projects
LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION, Agriculture
WINNER:
District of North Saanich
Sandown Redevelopment Project 
WINNER:
City of Surrey
The BioPod Initiative
PARTNERSHIPS
WINNER:
Cariboo Regional District
Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District’s Quesnel Primary Care Clinic
Honourable Mention:
Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District
South Okanagan-Similkameen Protocol Agreement
 

Photo Credit: UBCM