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2018 Recipients

FCMI Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Programs (Institutional)

Mayor Lori Ackerman visits the Conuma Coal site in Tumbler Ridge with delegates from CISAL.
Mayor Lori Ackerman visits the Conuma Coal site in Tumbler Ridge with delegates from CISAL. 

Fort St John

Fort St John received the FCM Award of Excellence in recognition of their superb contributions to the CISAL project. The city's senior leadership, let by Mayor Lori Ackerman, has been working with FCM's Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) initiative since 2016. Key interventions have helped communities in Cusco, Peru, in the areas of women's leadership, local economic and governmental capacity building, and social inclusion. 



Pam McConnell International Award for Gender Equality

Debra Button on stage at the 2017 International Mayors Summit in Kyiv, Ukraine, speaking about the importance of women representation at the leadership level.
Debra Button on stage at the 2017 International Mayors Summit in Kyiv, Ukraine, speaking about the importance of women representation at the leadership level. 

Debra Button, former Mayor of Weyburn

Debra Button has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in local government in Ukraine. From 2010-15, she served as the Gender Equality Governance Representative for FCM's inaugural project in Ukraine.  As the former Mayor of Weyburn and member of the FCM Board of Directors, Button brought her invaluable experience to the establishment of the Association of Ukrainian Cities Gender Equity Committee and played a crucial role in launching the association's Gender Equality Strategy.  



Mike Badham Award — Outstanding individual contribution to FCMI programs

Kent McMullin receives his award for outstanding individual contribution to FCMI programs.
Kent McMullin receives his award for outstanding individual contribution to FCMI programs. 

Kent McMullin, Senior Business Strategist, City of Edmonton 

Kent McMullin, Senior Business Strategist with the City of Edmonton, is a long-standing contributor to FCM's international development programs. Over the past several years, McMullin has been a key municipal expert with the Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance, sharing his expertise with counterparts in Ukraine.  

Page Updated: 28/05/2018