2014 Annual Awards Overview

EDA's Annual Awards of Excellence were presented at its Annual Professional Conference & AGM. These Awards recognize excellence in business attraction, retention, expansion and marketing. 

The association’s most prestigious honour, the Economic Developer of the Year Award, was presented to Natalie Gibson. The award recognizes a member’s significant contribution to economic development in Alberta.

The President’s Award recognizes an individual in the Association that has made a significant contribution to the organization. This year’s Award was presented to Kent McMullin from the City of Edmonton. Kent has served on the EDA board for over a decade in various capacities including, most recently, as 2012-13 President and 2013-14 Immediate Past President. His work was also recognized with a Lifetime Membership in EDA.


The Alex Metcalfe Awards acknowledge individuals or agencies for excellence in economic development relating to the attraction, expansion or retention of business in Alberta. This year, the Alex Metcalfe Awards went to:

Best Economic Development Project:    

  • (Small Community) – Woodlands County & Town of Whitecourt
  • (Medium Community)- Alberta SouthWest REDA
The EDA Marketing Alberta Awards were presented to:

Website:
  • (Small Community) – Town of Vermilion
  • (Medium Community) – Town of High River
  • (Large Community) – Economic Development Lethbridge
Special Events, Programs or Campaigns:
  • (Small Community) – Lamont County
  • (Medium Community) – Airdrie Economic Development
  • (Large Community) – Economic Development Lethbridge
Creative Innovations:
  • (Small Community) – Town of Vermilion
  • (Medium Community) – Alberta SouthWest REDA
  • (Large Community) – Calgary Economic Development
Brochure:
  • (Small Community) – County of Northern Lights
  • (Large Community) – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Advertising (print or electronic):
  • (Medium Community) – Alberta SouthWest REDA
  • (Large Community) – Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor
Creative Innovations (Promotional Items):
  • (Medium Community) – Rocky View County
  • (Large Community) - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Social Media in a Marketing Campaign:
  • (Small Community) – Town of Vermilion
  • (Medium Community) – Alberta SouthWest REDA
  • (Large Community) - Calgary Economic Development
Branding-Destination Marketing:
  • (Small Community) – Town of Bon Accord
  • (Large Community) - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo


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