About Richmond

Awards

Our City Council, and City Staff, are proud and grateful to have been recognized for many of our achievements over the years.

Year Awarding Body Name of Award
2016 Special Event magazine Nominated for Best Fair Festival
The 2016 Richmond World Festival was named as one of three finalists worldwide in Special Event magazine’s prestigious international awards competition for Best Fair Festival.
2016 National Trust for Canada Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership
The City of Richmond was the 2016 winner of the National Trust for Canada Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership. This Canada’s most prestigious heritage award and recognized Richmond’s long and significant commitment to heritage preservation.
2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards Most Outstanding Event in Canada
The Richmond World Festival 2015 was the winner of the Most Outstanding Event in Canada Award at the Canadian Event Industry Awards.
2016 Union of BC Municipalities Community Excellence Award in Best Practices, Excellence in Action category
Richmond’s district energy implementation initiatives received the Union of BC Municipalities’ Community Excellence Award in Best Practices, Excellence in Action category.
2016 International District Energy Association System of the Year award
The Alexandra District Energy Utility received a System of the Year award from the International District Energy Association.
2016 Fraser Basin Council E3 Fleet Certification –Platinum level
Richmond received the E3 Fleet Certification – Platinum level certification award from the Fraser Basin Council.  Richmond is the 1st and only municipality in Canada to receive this award, which honours environmentally friendly practises in managing large vehicle fleets.
2016 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the 13th consecutive year.

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the 6th year.
The City of Richmond was again honoured for its public financial reporting with our 2014 Annual Report receiving a pair of awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. Richmond received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the 13th consecutive year. The City also received the association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the 6th year.
2016 Creative City Network of Canada Awards of Excellence Honorable mention  in the “Cultural Events Award” category.
The Richmond Maritime Festival received an honorable mention in the “Cultural Events Award” category at the Creative City Network of Canada Awards of Excellence.
2016 Planning Institute of BC Silver Award for Excellence in Policy Planning
Richmond’s Ecological Network Management Strategy received the Silver Award for Excellence in Policy Planning from the Planning Institute of BC. This strategy is our guide in preserving and protecting Richmond’s natural areas.
2016 Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners Climate Protection Richmond has achieved all 5 Milestones
The City of Richmond was recognized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection. Richmond has achieved all 5 Milestones in the program which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.