EDAM Award Committee

In 2017 EDAM hosted the first Economic Developers Association of Manitoba Awards to create a recognition program for Economic Development in Manitoba. The first year saw the development of two awards – Economic Development Project of the Year and Rising Star in Economic Development. The winners of the awards being Roquette Pea Processing Plant for Economic Development Project of the Year and Vern May for Rising Star in Economic Development.

The awards were generously sponsored by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) and Construction Association of Rural Manitoba (CARM).

Based on the great success of the event, we are now adding two additional awards for Economic Development Marketing Excellence and EDAM Member of the Year.

The Criteria for the awards are as follows:

1. Rising Star Award

This award celebrates an individual in the field of economic development whose accomplishments have made a significant contribution in the field of economic development and demonstrates exceptional best practices.

The following criteria must also be met:

  • Less than five years in economic development
  • Initiated or completed a major project that benefits Manitoba community(ies)
  • Formed new partnership in CED
  • Has had an impact in the field of economic development
  • Member of EDAM

2. Economic Development Project of the Year

Recognizes a municipality, CDC, town, group, or committee that has undertaken a project or activity in the last eighteen months that has or will have significant and long-term economic effect.

The following criteria must also be met:

  • Must be new project
  • The project could be replicated
  • Local, regional or provincial scope
  • Community or business focused
  • Demonstrated, significant impact to community / region

3. Economic Development Marketing Excellence

This award is presented to a municipality, CDC, town, group or committee that has undertaken a marketing initiative in their community / region in the last 18 months that has or will have significant and long-term economic effect.

  • Must be new marketing project
  • Shows an innovative approach to marketing
  • The marketing project could be replicated
  • Local, regional or provincial scope
  • Community or business focused
  • Demonstrated, significant impact to community / region
  • Member of EDAM

4. EDAM Member of the Year

Awarded to an individual in the field of economic development whose accomplishments have made a significant contribution in the field of economic development and demonstrates exceptional best practices such as providing leadership, mentorship and motivation to fellow community development practitioners, cultivating community economic development in Manitoba.

The following criteria must also be met:

  • More than 5 years in economic development
  • Has had an impact in the field of economic development
  • Member of EDAM