FCM Green Champions Awards
The FCM Green Champions Awards are presented annually to an individual and a municipality that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to implementing sustainable development initiatives within their organization and their communities. The individual has displayed dedication, supported innovation and provided valuable guidance within municipal government over many years. The FCM Green Champions Awards were developed to promote and reward municipal champions, inspire municipal governments, and showcase and encourage the exchange of best practices among Canadian communities.
Candidates for the Green Champions Awards come from the same year's roster of winners and honourable mentions in the FCM Sustainable Communities Awards (SCA) competition. They are chosen by the FCM Board members on the SCA judging panel.
Green Champion Award — Individual
Chief Administrative, Village of Marwayne, AB
Grounded in 34 years of service to the Village of Marwayne, Joanne Horton brings knowledge, history and professionalism to her work.
Green Champion Award — Municipal
Regional Municipality of Waterloo, ON
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo includes the three cities (Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo), and the four townships (North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich); working together they are a national leader in sustainable development and a model for other communities in Canada.
In 2016 the Regional Municipality of Waterloo was a double Sustainable Communities Award Winner for its Climate Action Plan: Living Smarter in 2020 (best Energy Plan) and for the Breithaupt Block development (best Brownfields Project).