The Town of Stony Plain lost a tremendous employee to cancer in April. Matthew Claus lived his life with pride in his work and compassion towards others. Making a difference in this community was a high priority for Claus. To honour his legacy the Town founded the Matthew Claus Award. His colleagues nominated numerous people and Thursday night, at the Long Service Awards, it was announced that Peter Burden, Manager of Engineering, had won the accolade. He was presented the award by Town Manager, Tom Goulden and Mayor William Choy.
Burden worked alongside Claus in the planning and infrastructure department. He says, “When I was told that I was to receive the award I was truly shocked, but at the same time extremely proud. I still cannot believe it because I know, we all know, what a tremendous individual Matt Claus was. There are so many people in this organization that deserve this more than I.”
Corporate Services General Manager Louise Frostad nominated Burden, “Peter is a true public servant. He has the best interests of the community in mind with every decision he makes. He understands the political context and really listens to other’s thoughts and opinions; displaying great respect for others.” Frostad goes on to say, “He is mindful of the public and their right to be heard and considered in everything they do.”
Burden also received a 20-year service award Thursday evening.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain