SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan
DeSousa was in the spotlight on June 2-3 in receiving two prestigious
awards for his commitment to the sustainable development of Montréal
and the borough of Saint-Laurent. On June 2, he also accepted an award
on behalf of the Borough, for Bibliothèque du Boisé.
Alan DeSousa hailed as a leader in sustainable development
On June 2, at the Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Federation of
Canadian Municipalities (FCM) held in Ontario, Mayor DeSousa was
presented with a Green Champion Award for 2014, in the individual category, for his leadership, his innovativeness and his outstanding commitment
in implementing measures geared toward sustainable development within
And at its annual conference held June 2-4, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) also rewarded Mayor DeSousa for his outstanding leadership in the Public Sector category. The award highlights his major contribution to the CaGBC's mission and
to its objective of promoting sustainable development in Canada.
"It is with great pride that I am receiving such recognition from my
peers, nation-wide, for my involvement with the various authorities
governing the island of Montréal and its agglomeration. My heartfelt
commitment toward sustainable development for the past 24 years has
enabled me, I believe, to initiate a major paradigm shift among the
decision-makers as well as among the population in general. For sure,
this encourages me to continue implementing exemplary practices and
carrying out various projects right within our own Administration and
our own community," stated Mayor DeSousa in accepting the award.
More honours for Bibliothèque du Boisé
At the same event, the CaGBC and SAB Magazine awarded the Canadian Green Building Award for 2014 to Bibliothèque du Boisé for the excellence of the design, architecture and technical innovation
of this municipal building.
"The award presented to the library eloquently confirms that municipal
administrations are able to demonstrate austerity and innovation.
Providing an environment of outstanding quality, the Bibliothèque du
Boisé has been enjoying phenomenal success since it opened barely 10
months ago. We are proud to have created a new cultural and community
centre that is well appreciated by residents, while keeping on track
with our sustainable development objectives for the project," explained
the Mayor of Saint-Laurent.
These honours are some of the numerous awards received by the Borough
and Mayor DeSousa over recent years for various projects relating to
sustainable development. Mayor DeSousa's biography and the Borough list
of awards are available on www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/Saint-Laurent.
SOURCE: Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
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