The City of Dawson Creek has won as award in the Economic Development category for its Event Tourism Strategy.
The win comes amidst the North Central Local Government Association’s (NCLGA) recent Annual General Meeting, where municipalities were recognized as the 2020 Community Leadership Award winners for their work to enhance economic development, environmental sustainability and social responsibility in their communities.
Mile Zero's strategy aims to increase the impact of sporting and cultural events, meetings, and other events hosted in the city. The city's 'event tourism strategy' will help to diversify the economic opportunities of the community and the Peace region.
“We believe this innovative approach to economic development will provide long term benefits to our existing business community and attract other opportunities to enhance the quality of life for residents,” said mayor Dale Bumstead.
The District of Mackenzie, and City of Prince George were also recognized.
“Local governments in North Central BC consistently demonstrate leadership in improving the economic prosperity, sustainability and resiliency of their communities. The plans and initiatives celebrated with this year’s awards are a testament to this leadership” said NCLGA President Sarrah Storey.