Bruce H. Yeo Award
The Bruce H. Yeo Award was established in memory of FPEIM’s first president, to recognize outstanding contributions to municipal government in Prince Edward Island.
The Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities is pleased to announce that the 2018 Bruce H. Yeo Award recipient is Councillor Terry Bernard, City of Charlottetown.
Terry Bernard is a long-serving councillor with the City of Charlottetown, who has worked closely with community organizations to improve quality of life within the municipality. He has been an avid champion of active transportation and has collaborated with Cycling PEI to create a city-wide grid of bike lanes in Charlottetown. This included a public education component to promote safety. This work benefits resident of the City and visitors and sets a positive example for others to follow.
Past Winners of the Bruce H. Yeo Award
|2017||Mayor Clifford Lee, City of Charlottetown|
|2016||Late Wade Williams, former Deputy Mayor, Town of Georgetown|
|2015||Former Mayor Michael Farmer, Town of Stratford|
|2014||Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen, City of Charlottetown|
|2013||Chairperson Terry McGrath, Community of Hunter River|
|2012||Mayor Richard Collins, Town of Montague|
|2011||CAO Robert Hughes, Town of Stratford|
|2010||Chairperson Faye Fraser, Community of Murray Harbour|
|2009||Councillor Irene Dawson, Town of Cornwall|
|2008||Deputy Mayor Steve MacDonald, Town of Stratford|
|2007||Mayor Basil Stewart, City of Summerside|
|2006||Harry Gaudet, former Administrator, City of Charlottetown|
|2005||Dianne Dowling, Administrator, Community of New Haven-Riverdale|
|2004||George MacDonald, former Mayor, City of Charlottetown|
|2003||Brenda MacDonald, Administrator, Resort Municipality|
|2002||Mayor Gerald McCarville, Town of Kensington|
|2001||Noel Wilson, former Chairperson of the Community of Cardigan|
|2000||Kingsley Lewis, Provincial Public Servant|
|1999||George Likely, Provincial Public Servant|
|1998||Don Smeltzer, Executive Director, MMTDB|
|1997||Phil Wood, Planner|
Gilbert C. Bell Award
This award is granted by the Federation of PEI Municipalities to a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Prince Edward Island who exemplifies an interest in a career in Public Administration by obtaining the highest mark in Political Studies 311 (Canadian Public Administration) in the academic year.
|2016||Ross Grant MacEwen|
|2014||Travis William Gordon|
|2013||Janet E. McQuaid|
|2010||Shelley Louise Cole-Arbing|
|2010||David L. Ellis|
|2010||Christina Ann Fontaine|
|2009||Timothy Joseph Cullen|
|2008||Susan Jayne Frizzell|
|2007||Mike Patrick Keliher|
|2006||Christopher W Gillis|
|2005||Lauren Heather Perry|
|2004||Stefanie Anne Moore|
|2002||Heather Cox Diamond|
|2001||Barbara A Mayhew|
|2000||Kent Myron Turner|
Municipal Achievement Award
The Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities initiated the Municipal Achievement Awards to recognize a municipality that has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life
The 2018 recipient of the Municipal Achievement Award is the City of Charlottetown. In 2010, the City of Charlottetown adopted its first Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) after extensive community consultation. This was the beginning of a journey towards becoming a more sustainable city. The plan emphasized the four pillars of sustainability – environment, economy, society and culture.
The City then hired a Sustainability Coordinator and began implementing the plan. It undertook several initiatives, including providing sustainability micro-grants, planting over 18,000 trees, lighting the Confederation Trail and translating the City’s welcome guide into five languages.
In 2016, the City began a community consultation process to update its Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. The new ICSP was adopted in 2017 and focuses on ten key themes of community sustainability: Water; Energy; Transportation; Food; Healthy Economy; Infrastructure and the Built Environment; People & Places; Arts, Culture and Heritage; Active Healthy Living; and Nature.
Since the City started down this path in 2010, one of the main areas of achievement has been energy efficiency. The City has also made huge strides in water conservation, and it made significant gains in community engagement and education around sustainability issues. The work being done brings people together and gets them working towards a collective goal.
|2017||Community of Hunter River|
|2016||Town of Stratford|
|2015||Town of Stratford|
|2014||No award presented|
|2013||Community of Tignish|
|2012||No award presented|
|2011||Community of Murray Harbour|
|2010||Community of Victoria, Town of Stratford|
|2009||Community of Kinkora|
|2008||Community of Miltonvale Park, City of Summerside|
|2006||Community of Tyne Valley|
|2005||Community of Tignish|
|2004||Town of Kensington, Town of Cornwall|
|2002||Community of O'Leary, City of Charlottetown|