Council lauded staff’s work – particularly communications coordinator Elizabeth Quayle – on the 2021 Town of Gibsons Annual Report at the July 12 regular council meeting.
The 78-page document (with pictures) covers the town’s activities in the second year of COVID and as the wrath of climate change slammed B.C.
Chief administrative officer Emanuel Machado’s introductory message focuses on building up climate resiliency while Mayor Bill Beamish’s message highlighted the “nice list” – the volunteers and staff whose work goes underreported and underacknowledged.
There’s all sorts of information in the report – what bylaws were adopted, how many firefighting calls there were, strategic plan updates and more. For example, in the report one can see that the number of dog tags issued has dropped from pre-COVID times (351 in 2019, but merely 309 in 2020 and 311 in 2021). Also, there were 87 new business licences issued last year, up from 80 the year before and 84 the year before that.
The rest you’ll have to see for yourself on the Gibsons website.