Long Service Award Nominations

Since 1969, UBCM has presented Certificates of Appreciation to a select list of local government elected officials who have served on a Council or Board for a total of 25 years or more. In 2010, the Executive added an additional awards category recognizing local government leadership for 35+ years.

Nominations for the Long Service Awards (25 years) and Special Long Service Awards (35+ years) are now being accepted.  Local government administrators are asked to advise UBCM of the names of any persons who they feel would qualify for this award.

Nominations should contain:

  • the full name of the individual;
  • the dates during which he/she served as a member of Council or Regional Board; and,
  • the position(s) held during the dates given.

Long Service Awards Criteria

The following prerequisites should be adhered to:

  1. The recipient must have served, as an elected member, on a BC Municipal Council or Regional District Board for a total of 25 years or more.  Service can be in broken periods and on different Councils or Regional District Boards, but the time so involved must add up to at least 25 years of service.
  2. The recipient can have served as Mayor, Reeve, Alderman, Councillor, Electoral Area Director, Village Chairman, or Village Commissioner, but service on other municipal bodies or boards, etc., such as School Trustee, Hospital Board members, Library Board, etc. cannot be considered in computing the total length of elected service.
  3. The recipient can be presently in elected office or might now be retired from the field.

Special Long Service Awards Criteria

Individuals who have served as an elected member on a BC Municipal Council or Regional District Board for 35 years or more are eligible for this special award. To qualify for the Special Long Service Award, the individual:

  • must meet the long service criteria, listed above,
  • may or may not have also received a regular long-service award for 25 years of service.

Email your nomination to Joslyn Young, Executive and Association Services Coordinator, UBCM with the subject line “Long Service Award Nomination”.  Please indicate whether the nominee qualifies for the Long Service or Special Long Service – 35+ Years award.

A list of previous award recipients is available on the UBCM website

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