Premier’s Award of Excellence

Premier’s Award of Excellence

The Brief

Nova Scotia was the only province not to have instituted a premier’s award to recognize excellence in the public service. It was important to outgoing Premier John Hamm that this be rectified before then end of his term. In his words: “Public servants across our province provide outstanding service to Nova Scotians, greatly benefiting our communities. We owe a debt of gratitude to the people who keep our roads clear and safe, help renew a licence or permit, administer our justice system, manage our forests, or do any of the other jobs public servants complete every day.” Colleen worked with a team from the Public Service Commission to create the award program. She then promoted the criteria and nomination process to the province’s 10,000 employees, resulting in 50 high-calibre submissions. She also assisted in planning the awards ceremony, handled all media relations and wrote speeches for the dignitaries that garnered praise from Chief Justice Constance Glube.

Testimonial

“Thank you for the work you were able to accomplish in a relatively short period of time. Your efforts toward the realization of the award… displayed a very high standard of excellence..."
The Honourable John Hamm,
Premier of Nova Scotia