Long Service Award Nominations Open

Since 1969, UBCM has presented Certificates of Appreciation to local government elected officials who have served on a Council or Board for a total period of 25 years or more. In 2010, the Executive added an additional awards category recognizing local government leadership for 35+ years.  Nominations for both categories are now being accepted.
Local government administrators are asked to advise UBCM of the names of any persons who meet the criteria for this award.   Nominations should contain:

  • the full name of the individual;
  • the award that is being sought (“Long Service” or “Special Long Service”)
  • 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

  1. The nominee 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 nominee may 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. will not be considered in computing the total length of elected service.
  3. The nominee may presently hold elected office or be retired from public service.

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 as listed above for a total of 35 years;
  • may or may not have also received a regular long-service award for 25 years of service.

Email your nomination to Joslyn Young, Executive Coordinator, with the subject line: Long Service Award Nomination

To view a list of previous award recipients, please visit our website.

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