The City of Airdrie’s online census project was recognized in the Outstanding Achievement category of the Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence at the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties 2014 fall convention in Edmonton.The Outstanding Achievement Award is the pinnacle of achievements when it comes to municipal excellence.
In 2005, the City began to replace the paper-based census with web-based technologies and methodologies developed by city staff. The City began offering online census services to other municipalities in Alberta in 2007. In 2014, 20 Alberta municipalities contracted with the City to use hosted services of the Online Census.
“With so many excellent projects and initiatives completed or underway in urban and rural municipalities across the province it is a privilege for the City of Airdrie to receive the Municipal Excellence award for Outstanding Achievement for the Online Census. This award is the culmination of ten years of teamwork, collaboration and innovation by City staff who knew there must be a better way of conducting a census,” says Corey Halford, Team Leader, Data Services.