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.|