The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) recently received a Gold Marcom Award for its new website launched last spring. The MarCom Awards are an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievements by marketing and communication professionals.

Winners are announced each fall by November 1st and are chosen by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. This year, MarCom received over 6,000 entries and winners range from Fortune 500 companies to government organizations, non-profits and private sector companies.

“Receiving the Gold Award from MarCom is something we should all be proud of achieving as it demonstrates what a valuable tool has been created for our citizens,” explains CVRD Chief Administrative Officer Russell Dyson. “Thank you to all the residents who provided feedback throughout the process and continue to help us advance our site since the launch. Thank you to all the CVRD staff who helped bring our website up to gold standards and continue to make our site a beautiful reflection of our community. And of course thank you to Upanup Studios for making our vision a reality and continue to help us make our site even better.”

For more information on the MarCom awards please visit and to see the award winning site visit

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.


Jennifer Steel

Manager of Corporate Communications, Corporate Services Branch, Comox Valley Regional District