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Thursday , 24 June 2021

Town of Vermilion presented with multiple awards

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) has presented the Town of Vermilion with multiple awards.

George Rogers is the CAO with the Town of Vermilion.

“On behalf of Mayor and Council and the Town of Vermilion staff, I would like to offer congratulations to Ms. Mary Lee Prior, Manager Economic Development and all involved in the honors received,” Rogers said. “This includes the Economic Development Committee members, staff and partners as well as the greater community for the phenomenal efforts over the past year.”

Rogers says this has resulted in the Town of Vermilion being recognized at the recent EDA Xperience 2021: Leader’s Summit and Conference for excellence in Economic Development in Alberta.

The Town of Vermilion won in the following categories for initiatives as follows:

  • Business Investment and Attraction: Development Incentive Programs
  • Business Retention and Expansion: Vermilion #OnlineFestival
  • Community Economic Development: V-Net Broadband Project

“Also at this year’s EDA Conference, Mary Lee Prior, Manager Economic Development for the Town of Vermilion was named as the Alberta Economic Developer of the Year,” Rogers told Lakeland Connect. “This prestigious award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to economic development within their community and within the province of Alberta. (Ms. Prior has also just concluded her term as President of the Economic Developers Alberta).”

Rogers says the Town of Vermilion is committed to sustainable development and growth.

For any inquiries and to be a part of the initiatives and services offered by our Economic Development department, please contact
[email protected]

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!