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NEWS RELEASE · 10th August 2010
M. of Community & Rural Dvlp.
Three local government employees from communities across British Columbia, recognized for their education and work experience in the local government field, are being awarded the following certificates by the provincial Board of Examiners.

Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery

* Marjorie Whalen, corporate officer, District of Tumbler Ridge

Certificate in Local Government Administration

* Nicole Kohnert, manager of environmental services, Regional District of North Okanagan

Certificate in Local Government Statutory Administration

* Dan Rodin, chief financial officer, City of Prince Rupert

Local government certificates recognize an individual's academic training and work experience in local government. Candidates qualify based on their experience and mandatory education criteria determined by the Board of Examiners. On average, only 25 local government certificates are awarded annually to individuals in municipalities, regional districts and improvement districts around B.C., including the City of Vancouver.

The principal goal of the Board of Examiners is to improve the professional skills of local government employees throughout British Columbia. Established under the Local Government Act in 1948, the three-member board represents the Local Government Management Association of B.C., the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Ministry of Community and Rural Development.