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Webinar — The Winners' Circle: Lessons from the 2015 Sustainable Communities Awards

Part 1 of 3 in FCM’s new Winners' Circle webinar series, presented by the Green Municipal Fund

Thursday, January 15, 2015

12:00–1:30 p.m. EST

Session summary

This first session in FCM's new "Winners' Circle" webinar series features presentations on seven 2015 Sustainable Communities Award-winning initiatives. Explore the winners' successes, challenges and lessons learned through a unique roundtable discussion profiling a range of plans, programs and projects from across the country. Ask questions and get advice on your own initiatives.


  • Peter Fenwick, Mayor, Town of Cape St. George, NL (Waste program co-winner)
    Small Town Waste Management — creative and affordable solutions to reducing waste and cutting costs 
  • Julian Boyle, Manager Strategic Energy Policy and Initiatives, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS (Energy project winner), 
    Solar City - Canada's first Property Assessed Clean Energy initiative
  • Colin Simpson, Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning Branch, City of Ottawa, ON (Transportation winner)
    Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane project — a first in Ontario  
  • Dawn Smith, Environment and Sustainability Coordinator, Town of Okotoks, AB (Water program winner)
    Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Programs — achieving one of the lowest per capita water consumption rates in North America 
  • Anna Mathewson, Manager, Sustainability, City of Surrey, BC (Energy plan winner)
    Community Climate Action Strategy — integrating climate adaptation, mitigation and risk management
  • Shannon Clohosey, Manager, Environmental Sustainability, City of Whitehorse, YT (Waste program co-winner)
    Solid Waste Action Plan Implementation — focusing on the commercial and institutional sectors
  • Terry Crowe, Manager, Policy Planning Division, City of Richmond, BC (Neighbourhood Development Plan, Honourable Mention)
    The City Centre Area Plan — a vision to create six high density, transit-oriented urban "villages" in a suburban community



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