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Nominations needed for new leadership award

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is bringing in the New Year with its first-ever Economic Development Leadership Award to recognize volunteers serving the region.
The Counties will present the premier Warden’s Award in February to an individual who has provided outstanding commitment and leadership toward the growth and vitality of the Leeds Grenville economy.
“Our objective is to pay tribute to a citizen who has volunteered their time to make Leeds Grenville a better place to live and work,” United Counties Warden Mel Campbell said.
“There are many leaders in economic development in our many respective communities across the counties. This is for them,” said Campbell, noting nominations are being encouraged from across the United Counties.
The inaugural award will be presented at the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Leadership Forum on Thursday, February 10. The deadline for award nominations is Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
“These are our ambassadors and we want to acknowledge their achievements,” said Leeds Grenville Economic Development Department Manager Ann Weir.
“We’re looking forward to our inaugural award presentation. I think our annual Leadership Forum is the perfect time and place to present it,” noted Weir.
Eligible nominees may be involved with local municipal Economic Development Boards, Community Development Corporations, Chambers of Commerce, industry associations and other economic development organizations. Practicing economic development professionals and current elected officials are exempt from the award.

Nominations are now being accepted.

Application forms are available online at or at the Economic Development Department at 32 Wall Street, 3rd Floor, Brockville, ON, K6V 4R9. Completed nomination forms are to be forwarded to the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Department or e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information contact:
Ann Weir, Economic Development Manager
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
613-342-3840, Ext. 5365

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