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Minister’s Awards for Municipal and Public Library Excellence

Recognizing excellence in municipal governance and public library services.


The Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence recognizes and celebrates the excellence and innovation exemplified by Alberta municipalities. Since 2002, the awards program along with the former Municipal Excellence Network has highlighted and shared initiatives including new and unique approaches to issues, streamlined processes for existing practices, and creative community partnerships.

Similarly, the Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Library Service recognizes and celebrates the innovative programs and services offered by Alberta public libraries. Since 2010, the awards program has served as a means to identify, acknowledge, and encourage best practices in library service and to capture and communicate ideas that can be replicated in public libraries across the province.

For 2022, Municipal Affairs will be bringing together these 2 programs under one umbrella. This broader program, the Minister’s Awards for Municipal and Public Library Excellence, will recognize innovation and excellence by both municipalities and library boards. Find out more about the award and how your organization can apply using the links below.

Awards for municipalities

Recognizing excellence in municipal governance and operations.

Awards for public library boards

Recognizing excellence and innovation in public library service delivery.

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