Guri City, Gyeonggi Province, announced on June 3 that Mayor Ahn Seung-nam won the Excellence Award in the category of expanding residents' living benefits at the "2021 3rd Governance Local Political Awards" held at the Seoul Women's Plaza International Conference Hall in Daebang-dong, Seoul on June 2.
Guri City Mayor Ahn's award was highly praised for building a local community after considering "citizens' happiness" as the top priority in all processes of municipal administration with the vision of "Guri, Citizens' Happiness Metropolitan City."
In particular, Mayor Ahn sought for civil happiness by revitalizing the local economy and creating jobs, laying the institutional foundation for creating a "special city for citizens' happiness" such as the enactment of an ordinance to promote citizens' happiness.
Mayor Ahn also received high marks from the evaluation team for leading citizens' participation through communication with citizens in various areas of municipal administration, creating an inclusive welfare city where all citizens are respected and live well together, establishing a creative happiness culture city, and protecting citizens' health.
Mayor Ahn said, "I'm glad that I've been recognized for my efforts for the happiness of citizens over the past three years, but on the other hand, I'm sad to think of citizens suffering from Covid-19. With this award, I'll work harder with more than 800 officials to make Guri a truly happy city."