Nelson –After a two month democratic process, MLA Michelle Mungall would like to announce the nominees for the four Queens Diamond Jubilee Medals she has been tasked with selecting.
“I am very excited and pleased with the whole selection process” says Mungall “There were so many people involved in deciding the recipients of this prestigious award, and the choices are clearly well respected pillars of their communities”
Mungall’s selection process started with an open call for nominations during the month of August, from which a group of prominent community members created a shortlist of thirteen. That shortlist was then put out to everyone in the Nelson-Creston riding to vote online or by phone, selecting one person from each of the four corners of the riding.
After the nearly 700 votes were tallied, the following four emerge as the choices of from their communities:
Bruce Walker of Kaslo
Joan Reichardt of Nelson
Dorothy Hearn of Salmo
Shannon Nickisch of Sirdar
These nominees will be honored at a ceremony hosted by Mungall in the New Year.
“I want to congratulate and thank everyone that was nominated, submitted a nomination, and voted” says Mungall, adding
“We are very lucky to live in such engaged communities, and it is wonderful to recognize those working to make our country great.”