EDA 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners 


The 2021 Annual Awards of Excellence honour Alberta individuals for their contribution to the profession; as well as Alberta communities for excellence in: Business and Investment Attraction (BIA); Business Retention and Expansion (BRE); and Community Economic Development (CED).

See the list of finalists for the community awards


The winning communities and organizations and the names of their initiatives are: 

Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)

  • Large Community: Calgary Economic Development - Economic Development Through Film and Television 
  • Medium Community: Strathcona County - Heartland Incentive 
  • Small Community: Town of Vermilion - Development Incentive Program 

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

  • Large Community: Economic Development Lethbridge - Supply Chain & Logistics 
  • Medium Community: Community Futures - Shop YXH 
  • Small Community: Town of Vermilion - #Vermilion Online Festival 

Community Economic Development (CED)

  • Large Community: Calgary Economic Development - Edge Up
  • Medium Community: Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism - Introducing Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo
  • Small Community: Town of Vermilion - V-Net Broadband Project 

The Alex Metcalfe Award 

Recognizes the "best of the best" community project

Calgary Economic Development - Economic Development Through Film and Television

The CAPP People's Choice Award 

Voted by delegates during EDA Xperience 2021 

Calgary Economic Development - Economic Development Through Film and Television


The Individuals Recognized are:

The Economic Developer of the Year

Mary Lee Prior 

Economic Development Officer - Town of Vermilion 


The Outstanding Young Professional 

Marie Everts 

Marketing, Events & Economic Development Officer - Town of Pincher Creek

 


The President's Award

Pat Nicol

Economic Development Officer - City of St. Albert


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