Awards for the City
2018 Awards and Recognition
AA Credit Rating with a Stable Outlook – City of Greater Sudbury
- Issued by Standard and Poor’s (S & P) Global Ratings
- The rating is attributed to the City’s diverse economy and effective financial management and based on the view that the City’s debt burden will remain manageable during the coming years, even with the City’s robust capital plan.
2018 Ontario Age-Friendly Community Recognition Award – City of Greater Sudbury
- The City’s Age-Friendly Community Action Plan was acknowledged with the award on behalf of the Ministry of Seniors Affairs during the inaugural Age-Friendly Community Symposium held in Toronto on March 26, 2018.
- The Seniors Advisory Panel has been working since 2016 to gather public input on how to make the city more accessible and inclusive through its Age-Friendly Community Task Force subcommittee.
- The engagement process included a survey of over 1,200 residents, 11 public forums and collaboration with community partners
George Warren Fuller Distinguished Service Award – Nick Benkovich, retired City of Greater Sudbury Director of Water/Wastewater.
- The award is presented to a member by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for distinguished service to the water supply field.
- Recipients are commemorated for their sound engineering skill, brilliant diplomatic talent, and constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.
Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award – City of Greater Sudbury
- The Share the Road Cycling Coalition recognized the City of Greater Sudbury with the award, making it Ontario’s 40th Bicycle Friendly Community.
- Municipalities are judged in five categories of being bicycle friendly: Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, and Evaluation and Planning and must demonstrate achievements in each category to be considered. The award categories are: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
- The City of Greater Sudbury joins Thunder Bay and Temiskaming Shores as Bronze level communities in Ontario’s North, demonstrating the growing demand for cycling in all areas of the province.
Industry Leader for Workforce Development and Training Award – City of Greater Sudbury
- Presented at the Destination Northern Ontario Summit held in Sault Ste. Marie in November 2018 to the City of Greater Sudbury.
- The award recognized three Sudbury Tourism Customer Service Familiarization (FAM) Tours held in 2018. FAM Tours are trips organized by travel providers to educate and promote the destination’s products, attractions and services. As part of the tours, staff worked with local tourism partners to visit activity centres, attractions and local businesses in the community.
- These recent tours helped generate new business for participating partners.
Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Award – Tony Cecutti, General Manager of Growth and Infrastructure
- Presented in November 2018 at the MEA annual general meeting.
- This award recognizes an engineer who has contributed significantly to the profession of municipal engineering in the technical, educational or community service field. Recipients are commemorated for outstanding service to their community, their enhancement of the image of municipal engineering, and their record of long-term service in the profession.
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award – City of Greater Sudbury
- Awarded in September 2018 by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 2018 City of Greater Sudbury Budget.
- The award is considered the highest form of recognition in government budgeting. To qualify for the international award, the City’s budget document met a number of guidelines for its effectiveness as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications tool.
Gold-Level AVA Digital Award and Gold-Level Hermes Creative Award - City of Greater Sudbury
- Awarded to the revitalized City of Greater Sudbury website in the Web-Based Production/ Website/ Government and the Government/Website Overall categories.
- The awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. AMCP judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
Economic Developers Association of Canada Conference MIPIM Award– City of Greater Sudbury
- City Council’s The Junction project, which includes the joint Library/Art Gallery and Greater Sudbury Convention and Performance Centre, was awarded the 2018 Marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier (MIPIM) Award for its outstanding real estate investment opportunity. The award was given based on the downtown revitalization and private sector investment opportunities of the project.
- The award prize package included the cost of booth and registration fees for four participants to attend the MIPIM conference in Cannes, France, in March 2019.