Exemplary Service Awards

The Exemplary Service Award was initiated by Mayor & Council to acknowledge those who, over a period of time, have dedicated their time and service to the well-being of our community and its citizens.

2018 Call for Nominations

Kamloops City Council is inviting nominations for the City's Exemplary Service Award (formerly Distinguished Service Award).

The Exemplary Service Award was initiated by Mayor & Council to acknowledge those, who, over a period of time, have dedicated their time and service to the well-being of our community and it’s citizens.

This year’s Award has been split into two categories:

  • Young Adult (30 and under)
  • Adult (30 and over)

The following selection criteria will be applied:

  • Nominees will have demonstrated commitment to various endeavours or services to the community over a period of time.
  • Present members of Council, City staff, and groups do not qualify for nomination.
  • Individuals who have received the Freedom of the City, a Centennial Medal, or a previous Distinguished Service Award will not qualify.
  • Nominees will have been residents of the City of Kamloops during their service to the community.
  • Nominations will not be accepted from family members of nominees.
  • The nominee’s service should be considered to be a voluntary contribution to the growth and development of the community or the well-being of its citizens.

The selected citizens will be invited to a formal reception to receive the Exemplary Service Award in recognition of their contributions to the community.

Nomination forms and copies of the selection criteria are available from City Hall Reception or on the City’s website www.kamloops.ca

Deadline for nominations is 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Application Form   Award Policy 

2017 Honourable Recipients

2017 Distinguished Service Award recipients

L - R: Cst. Dustin Meikle, Jonathon Fulton, Gillian Stephenson, Bryce Herman, Danica Wilkinson, Merek De Witte, Cst. George Buttuls.
Photo: Peter Olsen Photography.

Past Recipients
  • 2017 - Jonathon Fulton, Gillian Stephenson, Bryce Herman, Danica Wilkinson, Merek De Witte

  • 2016 - Terri Axani, Sherry Chamberlain, Stan Fike, Francois Lambert, Delores Owen and Mike Stewart-Smith

  • 2015 - Marion Anderson, Bob Cowden, Chenel Meunier-Tedford, Julie Moray, Jordan Popadynetz, Margaret Rodgers and Joan Wymer

  • 2014 - Jeff Arnold, Charlie Bruce, Edward "Ted" Erickson, Raymond Jolicoeur, Claire Moreau, Andrew Philpot, Helen Saemerow and Janice Yeung

  • 2013 - Sandra Blair, Graham Cope, Pat Decker, Jessie Ann Fleming, Trevor Jensen, Niki Remesz and Anthony Salituro

  • 2012 - Harvey Fraser, Lynda MacKenzie, Acacia Schietenknop and Ruth Williams

  • 2011 - Maurice (Mo) Bradley, Natasha Chisholm, Kailey Jolliffe, Natasha Nilsen and Sandy Van Camp

  • 2010 - Sue Adams, Jan Cook, Elizabeth Lyne and Izzy McQueen

  • 2008 - Natalie Lidster, Alice Ross and Joyce Ware

  • 1999 - Andrew Quirie

  • 1996 - Ian Neighbour and Robert J Perry

  • 1995 - Naomi B Butner, Ambo Dhaliwal, Jeevyn Dhaliwal, Doreen Haughton, Enid Janzen, Barbara Morgan, Marian Owens, Kris Stephenson, Karen Willies and Yosh Yoshida