Port Moody is truly an award winning city. Constantly achieving innovative solutions, Port Moody has established itself as a municipality that thinks outside the box. Many of our innovative principles and solutions have been recognized through several prominent awards.
UBCM 2014 Cummunity Excellence Awards - Honourable mention, Best Practices, Social Media
The Best Practices, Social Media category recognizes local governments that excel in their use of social media to engage their citizens in dialogue.
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, for fiscal year ending 2011 (2013)
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded to Finance Department.
International MarCom Award Gold award for Website design for the redesigned City website.
For communication & marketing professionals. Excellence in creative print, visual, audio and web materials and programs. Awarded to the Communications Dept.
NAIOP Award for Municipal Excellence (NAME) Award 2012
Port Moody has earned a NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) Award for Municipal Excellence (NAME) for cutting costs and processing times associated with commercial development. In 2012, the City recorded an 18% drop over 2010.
In receiving the award for ‘Most Improved’ Mayor Mike Clay says “We want to encourage development in Port Moody, and a huge step in that direction is streamlining our process. We’re continually improving how we do business so that we can save developers both time and money.”
The NAME Award results from an annual survey which is distributed to 21 lower mainland municipalities. The survey requires each municipality to identify the costs and processing times associated with the parameters of a particular case study. For 2012, the development project was the construction of a two-storey, 50,000 square foot office building on 2.5 acres of land. The development scenario required both subdivision and rezoning.
Port Moody shares the spotlight for this award with the City of Surrey which recorded a 19% drop in costs over previous survey results.
Platinum award for the 2011 Port Moody Annual Report
Solid Waste Association of North America (2011)
Port Moody won a SWANA Bronze Award for Excellence in Communications for its successful communication campaign to change people’s attitudes toward solid waste. Read more.
B.C. Recreation & Parks Association (2011)
Port Moody received B.C.R.P.A.'s Program Excellence Award for What Swims Beneath.
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) (2011)
Bronze Excellence Award for Communications
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2009)
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The City of Port Moody recently received the prestigious Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) for its 2008 Annual Report. The CAnFr award is presented annually by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the U.S.A. and Canada.
Most Fiscally Responsible City (2008)
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business assessed Port Moody as the most fiscally responsible municipality among BC's 28 largest cities.
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2007)
For the second year running, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded Port Moody its prestigious Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) for its 2005 Annual Report.
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2006)
In January 2006, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded Port Moody its prestigious Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) for its 2004 Annual Report.
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2005)
In January 2006, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded Port Moody its prestigious Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) for its 2003 Annual Report
Fraser Basin Council Sustainability Award (2004)
In November 2004, Port Moody was honoured with the Fraser Basin Council’s (FBC) prestigious Improving Decision Making sustainability award.
Recreation Lighting Award (2005)
Mr. Cristian Suvagau, President of the BC Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), presented the City of Port Moody with a certificate award recognizing the electrical design merits of an energy savings upgrade to the recreation complex completed in 2004.
International Awards for Liveable Communities (2004)
In October 2004, Port Moody was voted the Silver Award winner and placed third in our population category at this prestigious UN-sponsored international award.
More impressive was our win in the Planning for the Future category. Port Moody came in first overall, beating out cities such as Seattle, Honolulu, Prague and Westminster.
WebJunction Award for Library (2004)
The Port Moody Public Library (PMPL), together with Coquitlam Public Library (CPL) were awarded the WebJunction Innovative Content and Use of Technology award for 2004.
Workplace Leadership award from the Society for Community Development (2004)
City of Port Moody ranked second only to Vancouver in economic vitality as assessed by SmartGrowth B.C (2004).
The study measured 24 towns and cities from across BC.
B.C. Recreation & Parks Association (2003)
Port Moody was honoured with B.C.R.P.A.'s Program Excellence Award for outstanding leadership in youth programming.
B.C. Medical Association (2003)
The B.C. Medical Association presented Port Moody with its Excellence in Health Promotion award for the City's creation of bike trials and skateboard parks, and the establishment of a helmet bylaw directed at skateboarders.
Canadian Public Health Association Outstanding Achievement Award (2000)
The outstanding achievement category is reserved for communities and organizations which have created an atmosphere which is smoke-free in indoor public places and work places.
Port Moody was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by federal and provincial environmental agencies in recognition of the City's efforts to promote Naturescape principles.