Kimberley receives award at UBCM

Community Excellence Award in Leadership and Innovation for SunMine

Minister Fassbender

Minister Fassbender

Kimberley received a prestigious award at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Vancouver this week.

Mayor Don McCormick accepted the Community Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation on behalf of the City of Kimberley at the UBCM Awards Breakfast.

Kimberley is being recognized for the development of the SunMine.

“The community overwhelmingly endorsed the Sun Mine in a 2011 referendum to spend $2 million on its development. Scott Sommerville and his staff tightly managed this project with very little contingency, including the fussy grid connectivity pieces at the end,” McCormick said. “This is truly a community success story, and I was honored to accept this on your behalf.”

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

Kimberley also received recognition at the AKBLG luncheon (Kootenay/Boundary Local Governments) for the use of wood products in community projects.

“The log bridges so artfully constructed by Tyee Log Homes continue to impress,” McCormick said.