In recognition of their education and work experience in the local government field, seven local government employees from British Columbia communities are being awarded the following certificates by the provincial Board of Examiners.
Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery:
- Susan Blakely, deputy corporate officer, City of Vernon
- Sheila Van Nus, marketing specialist, Comox Valley Regional District
- Jocelyn White, environmental co-ordinator, City of Prince George
- Robert Grodecki, corporate administrator, City of Prince Rupert
- Christine Havelka, City Council/Committee of the Whole secretary, City of Victoria
- Janet Hawkins, Council secretary, City of Victoria
Certificate in Local Government Administration:
- Bill Beamish, chief administrative officer, Village of Queen Charlotte
Local government certificates recognize an individual's academic training and work experience in local government. Candidates qualify based on their experience and mandatory education criteria determined by the Board of Examiners. On average, only 25 local government certificates are awarded annually to individuals in municipalities, regional districts and improvement districts around B.C., including the City of Vancouver. Candidates qualify based on their experience and mandatory education criteria determined by the Board of Examiners.
The principal goal of the Board of Examiners is to improve the professional skills of local government employees throughout British Columbia. Established under the Local Government Act in 1948, the three-member board represents the Local Government Management Association of B.C., the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development