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City Achievements

In our efforts to earn the trust, respect and confidence of our community, our employees, departments and partners have been recognized for some outstanding achievements. The list below includes some of the most recent accomplishments.


Year Achievements Awarded By Department

​Community Leader
(Tara Grindle)

​Lethbridge College​Communications & Engagement
​2022​Community Builders Awards
(Amanda Scout)
​MP Rachael Thomas​Community Social Development
​2022​Museum of the Year - Canada​Prestige Awards​Galt Museum & Archives
Service Delivery Innovation.​
Minister's Awards for Municipal Excellence for the HEART program
​Government of Alberta
​​Assessment and Taxation
​Winner of Spirit in Reconciliation Award
​Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce
​Galt Museum & Archives
​Indigenous Relations Advisor Perry Stein was inducted into the University of Lethbridge Alumni Honour Society
​University of Lethbridge
​Indigenous Relations
​2020​Public Information Program Award for HEART program​International Association of Assessing Officers​Assessment and Taxation
​Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling for
​A jury of members of the Canadian Garden Council, the Mexican Association of Botanic Gardens and the American Public Gardens Association
​Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
​2019​Friends of 51 Award​School District #51​Real Estate & Land Development and Recreation & Culture
​Economic Developer of the Year Award - Trevor Lewington
​Economic Developers Alberta
​Economic Development Lethbridge
​Award of Excellence
​Consulting Engineers of Alberta Awards
​Urban Construction & Real Estate and Land Development
​2018​Building Community Capacity Award

​Communities ChooseWell,
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

​Parks and Recreation & Culture
2018-2022Accreditation with Commendation Accreditation CanadaFire & Emergency Services
2018Program Award of Merit (Community Links and the Lethbridge Public Library)Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA)Community Link and the Lethbridge Public Library

Lifetime Achievement Award
(Robert Campbell)

Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA)
2018Indigenous Heritage AwardAlberta Historic Resource FoundationPlanning & Development Services
2018Award of MeritAlberta Professional Planners InstitutePlanning & Development Services
20182018 Downtown Event of the Year – The Word on the StreetHeart of our City, Celebrate DowntownLethbridge Public Library
2018Award of Excellence (AACE) - Service OrganizationAllied Arts CouncilRecreation & Culture
2018Lethbridge Pride Awards, Nonprofit Community Organization – Drag Queen Story TimeLethbridge Pride FestLethbridge Public Library
2018Lethbridge Pride Awards, Community Development 
(Elisabeth Hegerat)
Lethbridge Pride FestLethbridge Public Library
2018READ Award – Kids Kindness ClubChinook Arch Regional Library SystemLethbridge Public Library
2018Top 40 Under 40
(Elisabeth Hegerat)
Lethbridge Chamber of CommerceLethbridge Public Library
2018Ministers Awards for Municipal Excellence, Partnership AwardGovernment of AlbertaPlanning & Development Services
2018Accredited Centre of Excellence (ACE) for EmergencyInternational Academy of Emergency DispatchPublic Safety Communications Centre
​2018​Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Top 10 by Population
(50,000 - 100,000)
​Intelligent Community Forum​Connectivity Working Group
2017Silver Leaf Award of Excellence for Public Service Announcements – Public Works – Always ThereInternational Association of Business Communicators CanadaCorporate Communications
​Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting
​The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)
​Financial Services
​Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the 2017 Annual Report
​​The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)
​Financial Services
2017Life Time Achievement Award
(Jeff Carlson)
Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA)City Council
2017Creating Healthy EnvironmentsCommunities ChoosewellParks
2017Community Mentor Award
(Kristen Many Bears)
First Nations, Metis, Inuit Canadian Education (FNMI)Information Management
2017Certificate of Recognition, Culture (Blanch Bruised Head)Institute for Advancement of Aboriginal Women (Esquao Awards)Galt Museum & Archives
2017Tourism and Convention Award, Attraction of the Year
(Helen Schuler Nature Centre)
Southwest Alberta TravelHelen Schuler Nature Centre
2017Green Super Hero Recognition (Helen Schuler Nature Centre)Environment LethbridgeHelen Schuler Nature Centre
2017Outstanding Park and Playground (Henderson Outdoor Pool)Southwest Service and Tourism AwardsParks
2017Council of the Federation Literacy Award – Read OnCouncil of the FederationLethbridge Public Library
2017READ Award – FNMI Partnered ProgramsChinook Arch Regional Library SystemLethbridge Public Library
2017Top 40 Under 40
(Patrick McCullagh)
Lethbridge Chamber of CommerceLethbridge Public Library
​2017​Top 40 Under 40
(Ryan Westerson)
​Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce​City Clerk's Office
2016Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums - FinalistCanadian Museums Association (CMA)Galt Museum & Archives
2016Best of the Best Water Taste Test – First PlaceWestern Canada Water (WCWWA)Water, Wastewater, & Stormwater
2016Government of Alberta Inspiration Award for Leadership in Prevention of Elder AbuseGovernment of AlbertaCommunity Social Development
2016Heritage Award, Outstanding AchievementAlberta Historic Resource FoundationGalt Museum & Archives
2016Creating Supportive Environments (Helen Schuler Nature Centre)Community ChoosewellHelen Schuler Nature Centre
2016President's AwardRehabilitation SocietyTransit & ACCESS-A-Ride
2016Tourism Champion – First PlaceChinook Country Tourist Association, Southwest Service & Tourism AwardsLethbridge Public Library
2016READ Award – Physical Literacy in the LibraryChinook Arch Regional Library SystemLethbridge Public Library
2016Providing Health Education AwardAlberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA)Lethbridge Public Library
2015Customer Innovation AwardTempest Development GroupPlanning & Development Services
2015Cityworks Exemplary User AwardEnvironmental Systems Research Institute Canada (ESRI)Asset Management
2015Great Places in Canada - FinalistGreat Places in CanadaHelen Schuler Nature Centre
2015International Green Roof Award for Design InnovationGreen Roofs for Healthy CitiesHelen Schuler Nature Centre
2015Shoreline Champion
(Helen Schuler Nature Centre)
Great Canadian Shoreline CleanupHelen Schuler Nature Centre
2015Volunteerism Award, Champion (Lori Harasem)Southwest Service and Tourism AwardsRecreation & Culture