The City of Coquitlam received a record number of 22 nominations for the 2020 awards, which are typically presented in-person at a special ceremony. This year, award winners were announced during a live-streamed Council meeting on June 22.
We were delighted when the award in the Adult-Individual category was given to BMN’s Lori Austin. Lori was recognized for her “initiative and leadership while volunteering for projects with long-term environmental benefits”. Coquitlam’s Mayor Richard Stewart announced her award saying, “Lori Austin, an energetic and enthusiastic supporter of many environmental causes – including the Burke Mountain Naturalists, the David Suzuki Foundation’s butterfly project and more – who also serves as a citizen representative on the City’s Sustainability & Environmental Advisory Committee”.