City Employee Recognized with Achievement Award

Release date: 
March 12, 2018
The City of Kamloops is pleased to recognize the achievements of W. Mackenzie Kanigan, Financial Planning Manager, as he accepts the Early Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

"We are extremely proud of Mack and his achievements. He's an asset to our organization, and a champion in the community," said Kathy Humphrey, Corporate Services Director for the City of Kamloops. "He's more than deserving of this honour."

A delegation will attend the regular City Council meeting on March 27, 2018, to present Mack with his award.

The press release from the CPABC is as follows:

Kamloops CPA honoured with Early Achievement Award by CPABC
KAMLOOPS, February 28, 2018 — Kamloops’ W. Mackenzie Kanigan, CPA, CGA, was honoured with an Early Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC). The award recognizes CPAs who distinguish themselves early in their CPA career through professional achievement and volunteer service, with an emphasis on professional accomplishments.
W. Mackenzie Kanigan, CPA, CGA, obtained his designation in 2014. Originally hired by the City of Kamloops as its accounting supervisor in 2013, he was promoted to the role of financial planning manager in 2016, assuming responsibility for strategic planning and budgeting.
Kanigan demonstrated leadership as a key member of the finance team that completed the City of Kamloops’ 2016 year-end reporting and its five-year financial plan, helping to support and strengthen the finance department during a leadership transition.
A leader and champion for his department’s modernization initiatives, Kanigan educates staff, colleagues, and senior management about opportunities for innovation and fosters support for new processes. He has been recognized not only for his willingness to share information but also for his efforts to coordinate and connect the city’s staff across two locations ― efforts that have contributed to a healthy team environment.
Kanigan also volunteers with a number of community organizations. His current roles include serving as treasurer for Interior Community Services, a not-for-profit agency that provides supportive community programming (2013-present), and as a board member of the Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund, an organization that invests in the local sports community (2015-present).
In addition to these accomplishments, he is a strong advocate for ongoing learning. Kanigan has encouraged several City of Kamloops colleagues to pursue the CPA designation, and he continues to raise the profile of CPAs and demonstrate the training and experience that CPAs possess.
Quote from Lori Mathison, FCPA, FCGA, LLB, president and CEO of CPABC
“Mackenzie has worked hard to make a difference in both the CPA profession and his community. He is an inspiration to other young professionals in the community. We are thrilled to recognize Mackenzie’s outstanding achievements.”
Read the profiles of all the award winners at
NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Publication quality photos of the recipients are available.
About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for more than 35,000 CPA members and almost 6,000 CPA students and candidates. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.
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For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:
Vivian Tse, Public Affairs Manager
Vivian Tse
Public Affairs Manager
Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
800-555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6
T. 604 488.2647 F. 604 687.6688
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Media Contact:
Kathy Humphrey, Corporate Services Director
City of Kamloops