Elkford bringing home FCM award
The District of Elkford was last weekend presented the ‘Institutional Award – Outstanding contribution to international programs’ during the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) conference convention in Quebec City, Que.
“The district has been an active participant in FCM’s Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) program since its inception. Elkford was a logical choice to work with the municipalities in La Guajira, Colombia, and Ancash, Peru. The communities share many features, such as rich natural resources and extractive activity. With the help of Elkford, the partner local governments in La Guajira and Ancash are creating a plan to address major infrastructure capacity gaps involving roadways, water supply and waste management,” FCM stated.
“I’m so proud of Elkford. Residents went above and beyond to welcome visitors from La Guajira, Colombia. With Elkford being founded only in 1971, we can share what we’ve learned from our growth to help our new-found friends in South America build their communities, too,” said Mayor Dean McKerracher.