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UBCM presents City of Surrey with two Community Excellence Awards

City Hall

September 24, 2015

The City of Surrey received two awards for best practices at the Union of BC Municipalities annual convention held in Vancouver this week.

Surrey received the Excellence in Action award for its street light copper wire replacement program. This award acknowledges existing and new programs and services that exemplify excellence; and, that are also applicable and transferable to other communities.

In the category of Community Connection, Surrey was awarded for its MySurrey and Surrey Request apps. This category recognizes local governments that excel in their use of civic engagement practices and social media tools to involve their citizens in dialogue.

The annual UBCM Community Excellence Awards program is an opportunity to showcase municipalities and regional districts that “lead the pack”, take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, question established ways of doing business and pioneer new customer service practices.

Award applications were received from communities throughout the province and members of the UBCM executive board were joined by experts to evaluate submissions.