Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler, British Columbia. Five local governments were presented with 2018 Community Recognition Awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC.
The 2018 recipients are:
- Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA): City of Surrey for the South Surrey Operations Centre and Township of Langley for the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre.
- Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG): Village of Radium Hot Springs for the Radium Hot Springs Community Centre and Library.
- North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA): Village of Hazelton for the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre and Town of Smithers for the Smithers Airport.
“We congratulate these local governments for their leadership and vision by choosing wood for their new community structures,” said Lynn Embury-Williams, executive director of Wood WORKS! BC. “It is exciting to see a community’s wood culture built into their civic projects. We noted this year that many made it a priority to source BC wood products and local labour for construction, which deserves recognition, as they are telling the story of their community while helping secure prosperity for all of BC and the many communities which depend on forestry.”