A longtime local politician has been honoured for his contribution towards making Sackville a better place.
Mayor Bob Berry was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a distinction he said he was proud to receive.
“I was really honoured,” he said.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the national body that represents towns and cities across the country, nominated Berry for the medal.
With more than two decades of experience in municipal politics, and “the contributions he has made to his community,” FCM president Karen Leibovici said Mayor Berry was a perfect candidate to be selected for the award.
“Your peers in local government across the country admire your accomplishments as a community leader and congratulate you on earning this prestigious award,” Leibovici stated in a letter to the mayor.
“It recognizes the role municipalities and their elected leaders play in ensuring our prosperity and high quality of life.”
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.
Berry said he received the medal and a framed certificate via courier earlier this month.