Cities were selected based on their environmental and community innitiatives, their ability to keep their city safe while setting it up for long term growth and success.
I am very excited for Seattle, this year's winner. I find it to be a small city in a big town.
Nestled in the rainforests of the West Coast Seattle is home to creative innovative industries (Starbucks, Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft). I have been very lucky to get to know this city very well over the past 7 years.
I am so proud to say that I have visited 4 on the list and hopefully 5 by year's end....as per the title of this column.
And I would be remissed not to give a big congratulations to my hometown Vancouver and my soulmate city Chicago.