Five local government employees from British Columbia communities are being awarded certificates by the provincial Board of Examiners in recognition of their education and work experience in the local government field.
Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery:
- Caoimhe Kehler, manager of current planning, City of Parksville
- Robert Kipps, firefighter, City of Port Coquitlam
- Lorraine Kuzyk, buyer, City of Victoria
- Randy Minaker, deputy fire chief, City of Port Coquitlam
Certificate in Local Government Statutory Administration:
- Dana Schmidt, director of human resources, District of Lake Country
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 employees of municipalities, regional districts and improvement districts throughout the province.
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