Friday, March 1, 2013


Cultus Lake News

The Celebrated Chair

Ron Campbell awarded Queen's Jubilee Medal

Released by Christine Woodward, CLPB


t the Cultus Lake Park Board meeting this evening, Chair Peter congratulated Chief Administrative Officer Campbell for his receipt of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and he cited from a letter of congratulations from CAMA (Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators) to Mr. Campbell.


Below is an excerpt from the letter accompanying the medal from Governor General of Canada, David Lloyd Johnston:

"On behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I am pleased to award you the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the Throne.

In granting you this honor, I thank you for your dedicated service to your peers, to your community and to Canada. The contributions you have made to our nation are most commendable and deserve our praise and admiration.

I wish to convey to you the heartfelt congratulations of your fellow Canadians, to which I add my own."

Ronald was nominated by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The medal, the Governor General's letter and the Commemorative Certificate were displayed during the meeting.


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About Ronald Campbell

Chief Administrative Officer Ronald Campbell has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mr. Campbell was awarded the medal for his many years of service to local communities and country through his leadership roles in local government as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Prior to his employment at Cultus Lake Park, he was the CAO of the City of Rossland and the City of Vernon, among others, and his professional career encompasses communities in both British Columbia and Alberta.

He attended the University of Alberta, studying local government in the Senior Executive Fellows Program where he attained his professional status. He is a member of the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia (LGMA) and the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), both of which have recognized his years in public administration in local government. CAMA placed him at the top of the 2012 award list.

Using an innovative and progressive approach, Mr. Campbell has an excellent track record in bringing efficiencies and service excellence to communities he serves. He provides and achieves Leadership and Strategic Planning, Corporate Process Improvement, Corporate Restructuring and Realignment, Cooperative and Collaborative Intergovernmental and Inter-Jurisdictional Relations and Increased Financial Management Capacity and Sustainability.

In Rossland he oversaw a community-wide Sustainability Strategic Planning Process, the first of its kind in BC, which became a model for BC municipalities. In Vernon, in partnership with the Regional District and the District of Coldstream, established the Greater Vernon Services Commission, a new governance model to address inter-municipal service delivery. At Cultus Lake Park Mr. Campbell has been instrumental in achieving financial recovery from near bankruptcy, and implementing a plan to ensure long term fiscal sustainability for the community which sees over three million visitors per year.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal serves to mark the significant contributions and achievements of 60,000 deserving Canadians who will be recognized to receive this honour. Mr. Campbell is a distinguished and well-respected leader, to the benefit of the Cultus Lake Park Board, staff, visitors and residents of the Park.



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