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City Director Wins National FCM Award


On Sunday June 7, 2015 Gerald Minchuk, City of Langley Director of Development Services & Economic Development, received the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Champion Award – Individual Category at the Canadian Municipalities Awards of Excellence ceremony which was held during FCM’s 78th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Edmonton, Alberta.

The FCM Green Champion Award recognizes a municipal staff or elected official who has demonstrated leadership, innovation, and commitment to sustainable development within their municipality or region. 

Presenting the FCM Green Champion – Individual Award Category to Gerald Minchuk was Green Municipal Fund Chairman Ben Henderson. “I applaud Mr. Minchuk’s commitment to promoting sustainable community development and leadership over his 21 years of service in the City of Langley,” says Ben Henderson. “My sincere congratulations to Gerald Minchuk on being selected for this prestigious award.”

Mayor Ted Schaffer stated that “Langley City Council is extremely proud and delighted that a member of our team, Gerald Minchuk, our Director of Development Services and Economic Development was selected for this national individual award. It is quite an honor to receive national recognition. During his 21 years of service, Gerald Minchuk has demonstrated leadership and commitment to sustainable development by spearheading several innovative plans, projects and programs, and has positioned the City of Langley as a leader in land use planning and economic development. The City of Langley has received several prestigious national and provincial land use planning and economic development awards over the years as a result of Mr. Minchuk’s valued contributions.”

“I am honored and delighted to be the recipient of the 2015 FCM Green Champion Award,” stated Gerald Minchuk, Director of Development Services and Economic Development. “It is truly a privilege to work for the City of Langley, and I am very fortunate to be able to work in a dynamic team-oriented workplace, surrounded by dedicated employees and a City Council who are committed to making a positive difference in our community.”