2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal For Excellence Call for Nominations
IPAC members are invited to nominate an exceptional individual for the 2019 IPAC Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Administration.
This prestigious award recognizes exceptional achievement in public administration and encourages quality service in all orders of government. The Medal and certificate will be presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, patron of the award on October 9th, 2019.
A nominee should have had a significant, positive impact on the substance and/or delivery of public administration in Nova Scotia. The award categories are:
Innovation and Creativity;
Contribution to the profession; and
Contribution to the community
Nominations should feature the following attributes:
A unique and outstanding contribution to public administration in the federal, provincial, municipal or academic fields;
A contribution related to public administration as opposed to scientific or technical work; and
Activities related to community service and/or furthering IPAC will be considered with strong supporting evidence.
Who cannot be nominated:
Anyone holding elected political office cannot be nominated while holding office. Members of the Awards & Recognition Committee cannot be nominated.
How to nominate someone
Anyone may nominate a person for the award. As well, the IPAC Awards Committee considers the nominations from the one preceding year during its review.
The nomination package should include:
Nomination form and summary that includes contact information for both the nominee and the nominator; a list of the nominee’s education, experience and credentials; and a brief summary that outlines the reasons for the nomination in reference to the categories (two pages maximum).
Statements supporting the nomination from at least two references.
Supporting documentation, as appropriate (newspaper articles, citations, etc.).
Nominations will be kept in strict confidence.
2018 - Millie Colburne, CEO Breton Ability Centre
2016 - Louis Coutinho, CAO Town of Windsor - Release
2015 - Rosalind Penfound, VP Nova Scotia Community College
2014 - Dr. Colin Dodds, President St. Mary’s University
2013 - Faith G. Scattolon, Regional Director General, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
2012 - Dr. Paul Brown, Professor, Dalhousie University - Release
2011 - Kenneth R. B. Simpson, Executive Director, NS Federation of Municipalities (awarded posthumously)
2010 - Robert Fowler, retired Clerk of the Nova Scotia Executive Council
2009 - Howard Windsor, retired Clerk of the Nova Scotia Executive Council
2008 - Assistant Commissioner Ian Atkins, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
2007 - Shulamith Medjuck, formerly with Department of Community Services
2006 - Robert (Bob) MacKay, Former Deputy Minister, Province of Nova Scotia
2005 - David M. Cameron, Dalhousie University
2004 - Gordon Gillis, Former Deputy Minister, Province of Nova Scotia; Wynne Potter, Former Vice-President, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
2003 - William (Bill) Hogg, Former Deputy Minister, Province of Nova Scotia
2002 - Harvey Lawrence (Larry) Doane, Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission
2001 - Jacquelyn Thayer Scott, University College of Cape Breton
2000 - Keith Robicheau, Municipality of the County of Annapolis
1999 - Peter Aucoin, Dalhousie University
1998 - Jerry Ryan, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
1998 - Fred MacKinnon, Senior Citizens Secretariat
1997 - Bill Hamilton, Town of Bridgetown
1996 - Kenneth Ozmon, Saint Mary's University
1995 - Neil Roberts, QEII
1994 - David Parks, Canadian Coast Guard
1993 - Jack Novack, Dalhousie University
1992 - Donald Murphy, City of Halifax
1991 - Emery Fanjoy, Council of Maritime Premiers
1990 - Carmen Moir, Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
1989 - Sherman Zwicker, Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities
1987 - Clifford Moir, City of Dartmouth
1986 - Kel Antoft, Dalhousie University