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City Administration and Departments » Award Winning City

Our Corporation Mission is Making Kamloops Shine. The City of Kamloops works hard to improve services, to provide excellent customer service and to seek excellence. Over the last two decades, the City has been recognized for its efforts and achievements.

The awards listed below demonstrate our commitment to our guiding principles of health, innovation, trust, openness and pride as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

Year Award Presented By
2016 Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2015) Government Financial Officers Association
2015 ACEC BC Award of Excellence (Category of Municipal and Civil Infrastructure) Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre Association of Consulting Engineering Companies BC
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2014) Government Financial Officers Association
Honourable Mention Safety & Health Award NAOSH - North American Occupational Safety & Health
COR Certification (Safety Management, Return to Work) WorksafeBC
2014 Honourable Mention Safety & Health Award NAOSH - North American Occupational Safety & Health
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2013) Government Financial Officers Association
COR Certification (Safety Management, Return to Work) WorksafeBC
2013 Public Works Week Community Celebration (2013) Public Work Association of BC
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2012) Government Financial Officers Association
COR Certification (Safety Management, Return to Work) WorksafeBC
Communities in Bloom Recognition: Kenna Cartwright Nature Park Management Communities in Bloom
2012 Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (2011) Government Financial Officers Associations
Turf Management and Extreme Quality of Sports Accommodation Communities in Bloom
2011 2011 Safety and Health Week Local Government Award NAOSH Week Steering Committee
Best New Entry n raising awareness of the NAOSH Week Award Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
Presentation of Theme - Emergency Planning North American Occupational Safety Health Week
City of Kamloops United Way Spirit of Community Award
2010 Games Town Bronze Winner in the Games Town competition promoting the Olympics and healthy living. Province of British Columbia
Willam Templeton Award for outstanding initiative and achievement for the development of Kamloops Airport. British Columbia Aviation Council
Urban Forestry Communities in Bloom
Best Blooming Community in Canada Award Communities in Bloom
Local Government Excellence Award for outstanding effort and commitment to occupational health and safety. BCNAOSH Week Steering Committee
Winter Lights Celebration in recognition for the Spirit of Christmas with the Kamloops Heritage Railway. Communities in Bloom
Award from Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way for a gold medal performance in support of the community. The United Way
2009 Community Policing Award to the City's Detachment Crime Reduction and Initiative Strategies for overall reduction of crime in Kamloops International Association of Police Chiefs
Excellence in Health Promotion Corporate Award in partnership with the Interior Health Authority for being leaders in the promotion of health and for working towards the health and safety of British Columbians BC Medical Association
Five Blooms and Special Mention for the work that has been done at the McArthur Island sports facilities Communities in Bloom
Planning Excellence in Neighbourhood Planning for the North Shore Plan Canadian Institute of Planners
Honourable Mention for outstanding commitment and effort to the Occupational Health Safety Field North American Occupational Health and Safety
Solicitor General Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award in Local Government recognizing outstanding leadership in the area of promoting and implementing crime prevention and community strategies within the City Solicitor General, Province of British Columbia
Award to the Engineering Division for the Wastewater Treatment Centre design Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEG) of BC
2008 Gold Level Canada Award of Excellence Level IV National Quality Institute
  Premier's Award for Promoting Innovation and Excellence for the BizPaL team fro creating a highly effective program to help businesses save time when accessing licensing and permit application information for multiple levels of government. Ministry of Small Business and Revenue
UBCM Community Excellence Award for Best Practices - Leadership and Innovation UBCM
BC Rehab Foundation Award presented to TCC for improving accessibility for people with disabilities. BC Rehab Foundation
2007 Sport Tourism Community Legacy Award for the City's Tournament Capital of Canada program regarding excellence and innovation in the tourism industry and athletic development Tourism BC and the Council of Tourism Associations
HERMES Creative Award for the 2005 Annual Report compiled and designed by Communication Solutions Inc. HERMES
Risk Management Achievement Award for the work the City has done regarding sidewalk hazards. The award entitled the City to $47,098.40 towards their liability premiums. Municipal Insurance Association
Spirit of Municipal Information Systems Association BC presented to Frank Mayhood, Information Technology Manager Municipal Information Systems Association BC
2006 International Challenge Champion - Very Large Municipality Category
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Communities in Bloom
2006 Communities in Bloom Scotts Turf Builder Award for Turf and Groundcovers Communities in Bloom
Spirit of Innovation Award for Kamloops Community Network Project
Frank Mayhood, Information Technology Manager
Municipal Information Sytems Association
Level Three Certification in the Progressive Excellence Program, Public Sector
Silver Canada Award of Excellence
National Quality Institute
Public Service Award of Excellence
(Don Garrish, Alex Kerr, Andrew Swetlishoff, and David Trawin
Public Service of Canada Awards
Green Streets Canada Designation and $3,000 award (recipient D. Hilton, Parks Manager) Tree Canada
Community Excellence Award, Certificate of Recognition (Best Practices - Leadership and Innovation - Partnerships) UBCM
Growing with Technology Award, Public Sector Honourable Mention (Recognizing Innovative Companies that are Networked for Growth) Cisco Systems
Distinguished Outdoor Track Facility Award (in recognition of Excellence in Design and Construction) presented to Hillside Sports Field Dec. 2006) American Sports Builders Association
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Award for the Kamloops Centre for Water Quality (the first water treatment facility in Canada to receive this award) Canada Green Building Council
2005 Recognition of Top Ridership Performance for Kamloops Conventional and Custom Transit Systems BC Transit
Recognition for Best Project for the Kamloops Centre for Water Quality Public Works Association of BC
Recognition for Promoting Fairness and Equity in the Construction Industry Southern Interior Construction Association
Presidents Award for Business Excellence Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
2004 Designation as a Safe Community (for planning to reduce injuries at work, school, home, and play) Safe Communities Foundation
Innovation in the Field of Geographic Information Systmes Environmental Systems Research Institute
Level Two Certification in the Progressive Excellence Program, Public Sector National Quality Institute
Commitment to Environmental Leadership and Sustainability BC Hydro
Award of Merit for Engineering Excellence, River Street Water Treatment Plant Consulting Engineers of British Columbia
National Champion - population of 50,000 -100,000 category Communities in Bloom
2003 Aquatics Division placed 1st in First Aid and 4th Overall Life Saving Society of BC Yukon Branch
Five Blooms to the Parks and Recreation Department Communities in Bloom
Recognition for Support Emergency Social Services Team, 2003 Wildfires Province of BC
Silver Medallist, Horticultural Entry, to Parks and Recreation Department Van Dusen Flower and Garden Show Vancouver, BC
Level One Certification in the Progressive Excellence Program, Public Sector National Quality Institute
Innovation Award for the Design of the Membrane Filtration, Water Treatment Plant Union of British Columbia Municipalities
2002 Master Municipal Cord to Wayne Vollrath for Outstanding Achievement of a Municipal Clerk 11MC
Five Blooms to the Parks and Recreation Department Communities in Bloom
Milestone 2 Partners in Climate Protection to Engineering and Public Works Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Silver Medallist, City of Kamloops Website Technology in Government Week Distinction Awards - GTEC
Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem Priory of Canada St. John Ambulance
2001 Four Blooms to the Parks and Recreation Department Communities in Bloom
Sports Person of the Year to Judy Armstrong for Outstanding Contribution to Sports Kamloops Sports Council
Engineering Excellence Award of Merit to Engineering and Public Works Consulting Engineers of British Columbia
Spirit of Innovation Award for GIS Utility Data Conversion and Utilization Municipal Information Systems Association
Deryck Thomson Award for Community Social Planning to Randy Lambright Social Planning and Research Council of BC
Excellent Transit Performance 9 Per Cent Increase in Ridership = 2.2 million rides in 2001 BC Transit
2000 Green Streets Canada Award for the Promotion and Protection of Canada's Urban Forests The Tree Canada Foundation
Sustainable Community Award for Partners in Climate Protection Federation of Canadian Municipalities - CH2M Hill Engineers Ltd.
Milestone 1 Partners in Climate Protection Federation of Canadian Municipalities
1999 Spirit of Innovation Award for Public Counter Geographic Information System Access Municipal Information Systems Association
1998 Business Management Award in the Area of Environment to Parks and Recreation Business Development Bank of Canada
Overall Sustainability Award to Engineering and Public Works Fraser Basin Council
1997 Georgie Silver Award for Co-Operation Between Local Government and the Building Industry Canadian Homebuilders Association
Elimination of Racism Award to Race Relations Committee for the Multicoloured Ribbon Project BC Ministry of Multiculturalism
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Finance Department Government Finance Officers Association
1996 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Finance Department Government Finance Officers Association
Power Smart Achievement Award to the Engineering and Public Works BC Hydro
1995 Award of Merit for City Centre Plan Planning Institute of British Columbia
Facility Excellence Award for the McArthur Island Field House BC Recreation and Parks Association
Honour Award for the Best Hanging Baskets to Parks and Recreation Van Dusen Flower and Garden Show
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Finance Department Government Finance Officers Association
1994 Power Smart Regional Award for Municipal Energy Efficiency BC Hydro
Environmental Leadership Award to Parks and Recreation BC Recreation and Parks Association
1993 Bill Woycik Award for Outstanding Recreation Facility - Sport Mart Place Recreation Facilities Association of BC

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Kamloops, BC V2C 2C6
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