Mayor Ron McRae became Kimberley’s latest recipient of a Diamond Jubilee Medal this week.
McRae was notified that he was awarded the medal this week, and it arrived on Monday.
Rather than a ceremony, the medal was sent directly to McRae from the Governor General of Canada.
McRae was informed of the honour by Karen Leibovici, President of the Federation fo Canadian Municipalities.
“It is my pleasure to inform you that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has selected you to receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in honour of the contributions you have made to your community and to all of Canada,” Leibovici wrote. “Your peers in local government across the country admire your accomplishments as a community leader, and congratulate you on earning this prestigious award.
“FCM chose you to receive this distinction for your exemplary efforts to make your community a great place to live. It recognizes the important role municipalities – and their elected leaders – play in ensuring our prosperity and high quality of life.
“We sincerely appreciate your municipality’s affiliation with FCM, and its support of strong communities and good government. In partnership with other local leaders, and with federal, provincial and territorial governments, your municipality is helping to build a safer, stronger and more prosperous future for your community and all Canadians.”