2017 UBCM Community Excellence Award Winners


CivicInfo BC

Fri, 09/29/2017

Local governments were recognized for innovative approaches to service delivery in an awards ceremony at the 2017 UBCM Convention Thursday, September 29th. The awards showcase municipalities and regional districts that take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, and pioneer new customer service practices.  


Winner: Village of Salmo (New Heritage Hub Arts and Cultural Corner)

Honourable Mention: City of Coquitlam (Community Inspired Climate Action Program)

BEST PRACTICES, Excellence in Action

Winner: City of Coquitlam (Productivity Enhancement Using Web Mapping)

Honourable Mention: Regional District of Central Okanagan (My Dog Matters Rewards Program and Licensing App)

BEST PRACTICES, Organizational Development & Improvements

Winner: Cowichan Valley Regional District (PlaceSpeak, A Collaborative Approach)

Winner: City of Port Coquitlam (Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning)

BEST PRACTICES, Excellence in Financial Stewardship

Winner: City of Nanaimo (Integrating Financial Planning, Reporting and Fiscal Responsibility – Building the Road Ahead Together)

Honourable Mention: Sunshine Coast Regional District (Budget Engagement through Community Dialogue)


Winner: Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Terrace Area Integrated Solid Waste Management Program)

Honourable Mention: City of Richmond (Climate Action Program: The Results are In!)


Winner: Central Okanagan Regional District (RDCO-ECD Agriculture Support Program)

Honourable Mention: City of Abbotsford (Think Local. Think Abbotsford. Taste of Abby Week.)

BEST PRACTICES, Community Connections

Winner: District of West Vancouver (Student Video Contest)

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