COVID-19: prizes to reward municipal initiatives

COVID-19: prizes to reward municipal initiatives

The Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) announces a special edition of the Municipal Ovation Merit for 2021 celebrating municipal innovation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three special COVID-19 categories have been added as part of the 16e edition of the Municipal Ovation merit to reward municipal projects initiated in response to the impacts of the pandemic.

These are municipal governance in the context of a pandemic, land use planning and occupation, and municipal support for the population in the context of a health crisis.

“Since the start of the pandemic, local governments have demonstrated, more than ever, their capacity to be creative and to put in place innovative solutions aimed at responding to the problems caused by the health crisis within their community” , said in a press release the president of the UMQ and mayor of Sainte-Julie, Suzanne Roy, on Wednesday.

“It therefore seemed natural to us to improve the 2021 edition of the municipal Ovation merit in order to recognize and particularly promote the most innovative projects implemented in the context of COVID-19,” added Roy.

The winning initiatives will be unveiled in May 2021 at the UMQ meeting.

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