Our congratulations to the recipients of the 2005 Lanark County Awards of Excellence.
On behalf of Council I welcome our Awards recipients, their families, friends & members of the public, thank you for being here for our 1st Lanark County Awards of Excellence Presentations.
I am thrilled and pleased to be presenting the first ever awards for those who have made an extraordinary or significant contribution to our County community.
It was my suggestion to recognize those in our County, who we probably are unaware of, who are doing wonderful things and making extraordinary contributions and making this County a better place for us all.
–With no County wide media, no County wide knowledge of those who make a difference, we needed to create an opportunity to recognize those who have contributed so much – Recognition we hope would generate a wider knowledge of the recipients through their receiving these unique awards, by their names being placed on a plaque of honour in this building, being on our website, in ads in all the local papers and hopefully the press will publish the information and photographs
–I want to thank Council for their whole hearted support & encouragement,
–I used the Warden’s Golf Tournament to fundraise for these awards,
–We placed Ads in all local papers inviting nominations,
–We convened an awards sub committee who together agreed on selection criteria process and nomination evaluation.
–My thanks to Councillors Mousseau, Schmitt, Kidd, McDermott & Dulmage. Thanks to Cathie Ritchie our acting Clerk and Amanda Mabo our Admin Assistant for their invaluable help & assistance.
We commissioned the award design and thanks to Stephen Braithwaite of Almonte. Thank you Stephen for your interest and unique and personalized design.