Municipal Excellence Network

2016 Minister's Awards for Municipal Excellence now accepting submissions!

The Honourable Danielle Larivee invites submissions for the 15th annual

Minister's Awards for Municipal Excellence program.


New for this year's program is a shorter practice collection form to

reduce the time needed to submit your practice!


* Award winners will be notified by September 15 *


Visit the Minister's Awards for further information and submission forms (tab at left).

The award-winning practices from prior years are included in the Municipal Excellence Resource Library (see link below).


2015 Winners

Innovation: Starland County for Starland Solar Initiative

Partnership: Clearwater County, Town of Rocky Mountain House, and Village of Caroline for  Inter-municipal Collaboration Committee (ICC)

Safe CommunitiesTown of Sexsmith for Sexsmith Citizens on Patrol Society

Smaller MunicipalitiesSummer Village of Grandview for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship

Larger MunicipalitiesCity of Calgary for Flexwork Hub  (note: new category for 2015)

Outstanding AchievementCity of Edmonton for Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program



2014 Winners

Innovation: County of Vermilion River, Delta Waterfowl, Alberta Conservation Association, Cows and Fish, and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development for Alternative Land Use Services Partnership: City of Calgary, Federation of Calgary Communities, and Canadian Home Builders Association-Calgary Chapter for Transforming Planning

Safe Communities:  City of Calgary and City of Calgary Public Communications for Text 9-1-1

Smaller MunicipalitiesSummer Villages of Ma-Me-O Beach, Argentia Beach, Crystal Springs, Golden Days, Grandview, Itaska Beach, Norris Beach, Poplar Bay, Silver Beach, and Sundance Beach for the Pigeon Lake Summer Villages Regional Emergency Management Plan

Outstanding Achievement: City of Airdrie for Online Census


Municipal Excellence Resource Library

All the practices submitted to the Municipal Excellence Network can be found in the library. In addition, there are bylaws and policies, plus some additional resource information and articles on this site.

Sincere thanks to everyone for sharing their practices and enriching your resource library. To help the Municipal Excellence Network Resource Library continue to grow, please submit your practices, bylaws and policies to share with other municipalities.

Bylaws and policies can be emailed to to be posted.

To submit additional practices, please use our Practice Collection Form.

If you have any questions regarding the Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence or the Municipal Excellence Network, including information on practices submitted in the past, please direct them to the Municipal Excellence Team, toll-free at 310-0000, then 780-427-2225 or by email at

The Municipal Excellence Team

  • Date modified: 2016-10-18