UBCM Community Excellence Award winners

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities presented its 2020 Community Excellence Awards at a ceremony broadcast from this year’s virtual convention. The awards showcase municipalities, regional districts, and First Nations that have implemented projects and programs demonstrating excellence in meeting the purposes of local government in BC. 

The awards are designed to profile promising practices and to create successful pathways and incentives for others to follow. UBCM has offered the Community Excellence Awards since 2004.

The awards offer an example for others to follow in making their communities more efficient, healthier and ultimately more liveable.

Excellence in Governance


City of Kamloops 

Adopting a “Let’s Talk” Commitment Guides Kamloops' Engagement during COVID-19

Honourable Mention:                                   

City of Burnaby

Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing – Your Voice. Your Home.


Excellence in Service Delivery


City of Surrey

Surrey Makes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Honourable Mention:                                   

Township of Spallumcheen

Sustainable Service Delivery & Water Improvement District Conversion


Excellence in Asset Management


Town of Gibsons

Eco-Assets Strategy

Honourable Mention:                                   

Village of Ashcroft

Small Municipality Focused Asset Management


Excellence in Sustainability


City of Vancouver

Rain City Strategy:  a green rainwater infrastructure and rainwater management initiative

Honourable Mention:                                   

Regional District of Central Okanagan

Regional Floodplain Management Plan

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