Virden's Economic Development Manager (EDM) Liza Park has been nominated for an award of Distinction from her peers.
The Economic Developers Association of Manitoba (EDAM) has announced the finalists for their annual awards.
The Award of Distinction recognizes an EDAM member who has been in the industry for more than five years and whose career in economic development has made a lasting impact on the communities they serve.
In responding to the nomination, Park said, “I am very humbled by the nomination by a colleague. I commend the Association (EDAM) for giving Economic Development Professionals a platform for networking and training opportunities.
“Congratulations to all the nominees that do this work in their respective fields.”
During her seven-year career in community development so far, Park most recently launched Virden's Community Expo, an event that puts the spotlight on local non profit organizations.
She’s also on the Virden Boost committee, guiding its efforts to revitalize the town and stimulate development. Park also coordinated the Virden Photo Contest as part of her efforts to create an archive of marketing materials to promote the town.
Prior to coming to Virden, Park was credited with the development of Deloraine’s recreation portfolio and spearheading fundraising projects.
Her participation in the Southwest Regional Roundtable and role as Chair of Tourism Westman demonstrate her commitment to strengthening the entire region.
Other nominees being considered for the Award of Distinction are Flin Flon’s Becky Cianflone, Warren’s Lana Cowling-Mason and Winnipeg’s Edward Suzuki.
The winner will be announced at EDAM’s Fall Forum in La Broquerie on Nov. 8, 2018.
Other awards to be presented at that event include Project of the Year, Marketing Excellence and the Rising Star Award.