Emblem, logo, mission and motto
Photo: Jean-Claude Duff
Official flower: Arethusa Bulbosa
Our floral emblem, Arethusa bulbosa (also called Dragon’s mouth or Bog Rose), is a rare indigenous orchid. Small and vivid, it grows at the edge of sphagnum bogs, notably in our own Millington bog.
The flower was chosen because it symbolizes the beauty and the
fragility of our natural environment.
Statement of mission
The Municipality of Austin is committed to safeguarding the security and quality of life of its citizens, fostering their sense of belonging and protecting their environment, culture and heritage, and to do so by delivering optimized services that are consistent with sustainable development principles.
Motto: True in Nature, True of Heart
Our motto speaks of our truly exceptional surroundings and of our commitment to protect them.