A pair of honours were imparted on the City of Coquitlam at last week's Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) in Vancouver.
Coquitlam was recognized for achievements in both business and community excellence.
The city was among seven selected among 39 entries for the B.C. Small Business Roundtable's Open for Business Award, chosen for its local policies, projects and programs to support small business. The award includes $10,000 to help fund a local, small-business program.
"We've strived for the past five years to become the easiest community in the region in which to create jobs," noted Mayor Richard Stewart. "We truly want business to know how much we value their investment in our community."
"As a past Coquitlam city councillor, I know how hard our local government works to nurture and grow business," said Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer. "I am very happy to see Coquitlam recognized for all of its hard work." Coquitlam would pick up another honour - a Community Excellence award in the Best Practices category of civic engagement.
The city was recognized for its Recycling and Waste Reduction School workshops, which introduce steps reducing waste and recycling at every grade level.
© Copyright 2013