CALGARY, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM) today named two former municipal councillors to its Roll of Honour at
the organization's annual conference in Calgary.
The award pays tribute to FCM officers and officials from member
municipalities and municipal associations who have served FCM and municipal
government with dedication and distinction.
The recipients are:
Clifford Dezell of Prince George, B.C.
Cliff Dezell was first elected to Prince George City Council in 1983,
serving as a councillor until 1990, and again from 1993 to 2005.
As a member of FCM's National Board of Directors from 1994 to 2005, Cliff
chaired the B.C. Caucus and served as FCM's third vice-president from the fall
of 2002 until June 2003. He chaired the Community Energy Systems Working Group
and also sat on several standing committees, including municipal
infrastructure and transportation policy, and environmental issues and
Cliff was a member of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations World
Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related
Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, in 2001. He was also a member of the
coordinating group for the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative in
Prince George, B.C., from 2001 to 2002.
Joan Lougheed of Burlington, Ontario.
Joan Lougheed's 15-year career in municipal government began when she ran
for Burlington City Council in 1991.
A former nurse and businesswoman, Joan was a nine-year member of FCM's
National Board of Directors, serving as Chair of the Ontario Regional Caucus.
She helped establish InfraGuide and is a past chair of the Standing Committee
on Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation Policy. She was also a member
of two other committees: environmental issues and sustainable development, and
community safety and crime prevention.
For six years, she led FCM's Women's Committee, now the Standing
Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government. She
also helped to establish an FCM scholarship awarded annually to students
studying issues related to Canadian women in government.
FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901.
For further information:
For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395