EDA 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners 

The 2022 Annual Awards of Excellence honour Alberta individuals for their contribution to the profession; as well as Alberta communities for excellence in the following categories:

  • Economic Development Renewal Project
  • Implementation of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) priorities in an Economic Development Project 
  • Regional Collaboration and Partnership Project  

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

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Community Awards

Economic Development Renewal Project  

  • Large Community:  City of Red Deer - Meet the Street
  • Medium Community:  Community Futures Wildrose - Wildrose Agritourism Innovation Challenge
  • Small Community: Town of Sundre - Sundre Light Garden


Implementation of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Priorities in an Economic Development Project

  • Large Community: Calgary Economic Development - Implementation of ESG Strategy for Film & Television: The Calgary Film Commission
  • Small Community: 
    • Municipal District of Greenview - Greenview Industrial Gateway 
    • Town of Claresholm - Welcoming Claresholm


Regional Collaboration and Partnership Project
 

  • Large Community: City of Edmonton - Downtown Vibrancy Strategy
  • Medium CommunityCommunity Futures West Yellowhead - Supporting Local on the Road to Recovery
  • Small Community: Flagstaff County - Flagstaff Crafted Fall/Winter Gift Guide


    The Alex Metcalfe Awards

    These awards celebrate the best of the best in each category: 


    Economic Development Renewal Project: Town of Sundre - Sundre Light Garden

    Implementation of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Priorities in an Economic Development Project:  Calgary Economic Development - Implementation of ESG Strategy for Film & Television: The Calgary Film Commission

    Regional Collaboration and Partnership Project:  City of Edmonton - Downtown Vibrancy Strategy


    See the top submissions here _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    The Individuals Recognized are


    The Economic Developer of the Year

    Brady Schnell 

    Economic Development Officer

     Town of Claresholm

    The Outstanding Young Professional 

    Kim Welby

    Economic Development Officer

    SouthGrow Regional Initiativ

    The President's Award

    Justin Reimer

    Assistant Deputy Minister 

    Prairies Economic Development Canada, Alberta Region at Government of Canada                 

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    The EDA Individual Awards

    These Awards recognize the people and partnerships who made a significant contribution to the ongoing work of our organization, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA).


    Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) Trainer of the Year

    Natalie Gibson 

    InnoVisions and Associates


    EDA Mentor of the Year 

    Martin Ebel

    Economic Development Officer 

    Lethbridge County



    EDA Mentee of the Year 

    Jacqueline Buchanan

    Economic Development Officer

    Kneehill County



    EDA Project Partner of the Year 

    Anita McGillis 

    Odvod Publishing 




    EDA Annual Awards of Excellence Photo Gallery 

    Thank you to everyone who submitted their projects for consideration. 

    Our 2023 Annual Awards of Excellence will be presented at

    EDA Xperience 2023 Leaders' Summit and Conference at the Pomeroy Mountain Lodge, Kananaskis.

    The theme is Purpose. Partner. Prosper. 



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