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Harold Steves honoured for his civic service
The Union of B.C. Municipalities has awarded Coun. Harold Steves with a Long Service Award, recognizing his 41 years of civic service in Richmond.
This is the second time Steves has won the award.
Steves, a Steveston farmer and former school teacher, has served on Richmond council continuously since 1977, and also served on council from 1968 to 1973. From 1973 to 1975, he served one term as an NDP MLA.
In 1996, the UBCM also honoured Steves with the award, recognizing his 25 years of service.
Steves' council colleagues all paid tribute to him by attending the Sept. 29 award ceremony at the UBCM's annual convention, held at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Steves has pledged to run for office once again in November, telling the Review it would be his last term.
Last year, the UBCM gave the award to Surrey Coun. Bob Bose, Nanaimo Coun. Larry McNabb and Hazelton Mayor Alice Maitland.