October 6, 2008 - Pitt Meadows Wins Website Award

October 7, 2008

CITY OF PITT MEADOWS
News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2008 #2008-15

For further information, call
Don MacLean, Mayor (604) 467-7337
dmaclean@pittmeadows.bc.ca

PITT MEADOWS CONTINUES WITH ITS WINNING WAYS
PITT MEADOWS, B. C. 

Last week's annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities' convention unveiled a number of important provincial announcements but for Pitt Meadows the highlight was acceptance of an award for best practices-website. Launched in 2007, the City website (www.pittmeadows.bc.ca) was created by staff and designed with the help of Victoria design firm, Atomic Crayon. The website has been showcased around the world in Atomic's presentations and the City receives regular emails and phone calls with reference to the site.

Mayor Don MacLean in accepting the award said “Being recognized by your peers is a true testament to the fine work that staff are doing. This award highlights our approach to open and accessible government. We strive to operate in a fair, honest, and transparent manner by involving and communicating with our citizens and stakeholders, and to be accountable by demonstrating the results achieved with the resources entrusted to us. The new website has proven to be a regular source of information for citizens, business owners, media, and other stakeholders.”

Chief Administrative Officer, Jake Rudolph was pleased to receive yet another award for the city. “We have staff doing tremendous work. I'm so pleased that their dedication and hard work is being recognized.  “Nearly 93,000 unique visitors have visited the site since its launch with 40% of visitors returning more than once. This is the fifth provincial or national award bestowed on Pitt Meadows in the last four years. The growing municipality has been recognized nationally for its work on business planning and the production of a flood response manual. The City has also won acclaim for its annual reporting processes and came first place in 2008 in BC Hydro's' community challenges for its sustainability initiatives.

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