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 2021 Bruce H. Yeo Award recipient is former Councillor, Peter Meggs, Town of Cornwall.
Peter Meggs served on the Cornwall Town Council for 13 years. He recently retired to move to Ontario with his wife Linda to be closer to family. Peter has served as the Chair of Planning Board as well as Deputy Mayor and in most recent years he was the Municipal Services liaison. Peter was always prepared for any meeting and was a strong voice of reason. He has a very tactful way and tries very hard to see every issue from various points of view. Peter is very diplomatic and always had the best interest of the Town in his mind when making any decisions. He was very open minded and could take or give advice depending on the situation. During his time on Council, Peter saw many large projects come to fruition including: increased development, the construction of the Cornwall Bypass, the Active Transportation Trail along Main St, the reconstruction of the Cornwall Civic Centre, the Terry Fox Sports Complex and Town Hall just to name a few.
Peter had a passion and was a big advocate in bringing the transit system to Cornwall. He believed that everyone should have access to reliable transportation and could be seen riding the transit into Charlottetown most days as he headed to the gym or a meeting and of course, getting to know the others on the bus. Peter was an integral part of building a strong Diversity and Inclusion presence in the Town in partnership with the PEIANC and the PEI Connectors programs. Peter strongly believed that every resident was an important part of our Town and that engaging our new residents was key to making them feel that Cornwall was their home.
Past Winners of the Bruce H. Yeo Award
|2021||Peter Meggs, former Councillor, Town of Cornwall|
|2020||late Ralph Thompson, former Commissioner on Land and Local Governance|
|2019||David Dunphy, former Mayor, Town of Stratford|
|2018||Councillor Terry Bernard, City of Charlottetown|
|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.
|Year||Municipal Achievement Award recipient|
|2020||no award presented|
|2019||no award presented|
|2018||City of Charlottetown|
|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|