LACOMBE- The City of Lacombe's Main Street Program has received the Washington, DC based Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision Silver Award for sustainable infrastructure.
It is the first project in Alberta to earn an Envision Award.
To attain silver status, a project must demonstrate that it delivers a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the community.
"The Lacombe Main Street Program is an excellent example of turning an urgent, negative situation—in this case a degraded sanitary sewer system—into a sustainable, vibrant, community- and business-oriented project," said ISI President John Stanton. "Congratulations to the City of Lacombe and the entire project team on this tremendous achievement."
"This award brings unique recognition to the City of Lacombe as a leader in sustainability, community leadership, and stakeholder engagement," said Mayor Grant Creasey. "On behalf of Council, I commend the Main Street Program team for developing several innovative approaches to address the full range of environmental, social and economic impacts associated with this project."
The City of Lacombe also worked in close collaboration with Stantec and Pidherney’s to deliver this award-winning sustainable infrastructure project.
Envision is a groundbreaking resource for professionals involved in planning, designing, building and maintaining civil infrastructure.
Key factors contributing to the Main Street Program earning Envision Silver include improved community quality of life, improved site accessibility, safety, and wayfinding, improved infrastructure integration, enhancing public space, and providing for stakeholder involvement.
What makes the Lacombe Main Street Program unique is not just the emphasis placed on meaningful stakeholder engagement or building relationships within the community, but the focus on collaboration at every level, process, and stage of the project.
(Gary McKinnon - The City of Lacombe)
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