Stony Plain mayor receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
A local politician and long-time Stony Plain resident has been honoured for his contributions to the local community and Canada.
William Choy, mayor of Stony Plain, is the most recent Stony Plain recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Choy was nominated by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for the award, in recognition of his contributions made to Stony Plain and Canada.
“It is truly an honour to receive this award, and I appreciate, and am humbled by, this recognition,” says William Choy, mayor of Stony Plain. “I thank FCM for nominating me, but I also acknowledge our Town’s and residents’ continued joint-efforts to build a strong community.”
Ken Lemke, Member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Stony Plain, presented Choy with his medal, which came directly from the Governor General of Canada (His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston), during the regular Town Council meeting on Feb. 11.
In an e-mail notification last week to Mayor Choy, Karen Leibovici, FCM president and Edmonton City Councillor, 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.”
Choy’s family was in Council Chambers for the presentation. Prior to being elected mayor in the May 2012 by-election, Choy served as a Town councillor for almost four-and-a-half years.
About the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to honour Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities and countries as a whole. The award was created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne and to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee beginning in 2012. During the year-long celebration, 60,000 Canadians were recognized with this award. The design of the Diamond Jubilee Medal was created by the Canadian Heraldic Authority. The medals were manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint at its Ottawa facility.
- More information about the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awards, visit gg.ca.
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