Sparwood wins award for website

The District of Sparwood has won a Community Excellence Award at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention.

  • Oct. 14, 2011 7:00 a.m.
Sparwood Deputy Mayor Sharon Fraser receives Honourable Mention from Union of BC Municipalities President-Elect and Community Excellence Awards Chair

Sparwood Deputy Mayor Sharon Fraser receives Honourable Mention from Union of BC Municipalities President-Elect and Community Excellence Awards Chair

The District of Sparwood has won a Community Excellence Award at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention.

The Community Excellence Awards were held at the 108th Annual UBCM Convention in Vancouver on Thursday, September 29.

The District of Sparwood received Honourable Mention in the Best Practices Website category, which recognizes a local government in B.C. that has improved or revised upon an existing program or service.

The annual awards are designed to showcase the municipalities and regional districts that “lead the pack,” and take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, question established ways of doing business and pioneer new customer service practices.

Award applications were received from 50 communities throughout the province, with 10 winners acknowledged for the outstanding ideas that will now serve as examples to other local governments around the world.

“The Community Excellence Awards program recognizes ideas that rise above challenges with vision, creativity and teamwork,” said Community Excellence Awards Chair and East Kootenay Regional District Director, Heath Slee. “This year’s winners represent a showcase of world-leading communities and ideas and we’re very pleased to be able to recognize their accomplishments.”

The Best Practices category recognizes a local government in B.C. that has improved or revised upon an existing program or service.

 

For more information on UBCM, please visit www.ubcm.ca.