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Awards Committee


The Awards Committee is a select committee of Council and oversees an annual, ongoing District program. Consistent with our Vision, the District will recognize personal civic commitment in several aspects of community life.  An effective recognition process will strengthen the relationship that will help “secure our treasured quality of life and will be the measure of our success as a community”. To this end, a formal yearly recognition program is to be developed that delivers on the criteria set out in the “Duties” below.


  • Consolidate the three current award programs (Heritage, Youth, Environment) into one program.
  • Consider any additional award categories that should be added to this program.
  • Create program objectives, categories and selection processes.
  • Establish criteria for the award selection process and work with staff on calls for nominations.
  • Assist staff in planning and implementation of award ceremony(ies) and related publicity.
  • Identify staff and financial resource requirements year-over-year to maintain a model community recognition program.


Appointments will be made for one and two-year terms to enable overlap and continuity from year to year.

Council Members

Councillor Sharon Thompson

Citizen Members

Wayne Hansen, Terry D. Hodgins, Marina Knez, Lori Brown, Shannon Hennessy, Sanaz Mani, Melanie Hess, Jihad Saba, and Amy Badawy

Staff Liaisons

Christie Rosta, Cultural Services Manager


Terms of Reference

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 12
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex

Note: The meeting time has been updated.


Click here to join the meeting

Password: westvan

Number: 146 885 9252

Electronic meeting details

The Provincial Health Officer prohibits members of the public from attending in person to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the public who wish to listen and provide input are encouraged to attend virtually via Webex.

View detailed instructions on joining a virtual committee meeting

Click the meeting link, enter your name, email address, and event password, then click "Join Now". Note: Only click "join by browser" if you do not plan on using your microphone.

Written submissions regarding matters that fall within the committee’s mandate can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.

More Information

Community Awards recognize the efforts and commitment of many West Vancouver residents.

2021 meetings

Jan. 6 Notice Minutes
Feb. 3 Notice Minutes
March 3 Notice  
April 7 Notice  
May 5 Rescheduled  
May 12 Notice  
June 2    
July 7    

2020 Meetings

Nov. 4 Notice Minutes
Dec. 2 Notice Minutes