The results are in! The Town of Stony Plain has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s (AUMA) Sustainability in Action Award for municipalities with populations of 10,000 or more.

The Award is given to municipalities who demonstrate excellence in advancing social sustainability. The Town was selected as this year’s winner in recognition of success in a holistic approach towards addressing community quality of life including health and wellness, cultural heritage, safe communities, poverty reduction, affordable and special needs housing, homelessness reduction initiative, and establishing a welcoming and inclusive community.

“Finding new and better ways to advance Stony Plain’s sustainability framework is always high on the agenda. There have been several projects in recent years aimed at improving sustainability and a lot of hard work goes into planning for our community’s future,” says Chelseay Rudolph, Sustainability Planner at the Town. “It is an honour to receive recognition from the AUMA on our sustainability progress and it confirms we are moving in the right direction.”

“Stony Plain has always taken pride in its humble beginnings while also striving to develop as a progressive community in the region. There are a number of people who contribute to our mission of sustainability, at both professional and personal levels,” says Mayor William Choy. “Receiving the Sustainability in Action Award is not only an honour, but further a reminder of how far we have come as a community and how much we can achieve when we work together.” 

More information on the AUMA Municipal Sustainability Awards and a full list of award recipients can be found in the official AUMA news release.