Today, the City Manager’s Award of Distinction ceremony was held at the Shaw Center, recognizing and celebrating the exceptional contribution, dedication and exemplary service of our employees. This award is the highest distinction one can receive through the Employee Recognition Program with the City.
Recognition is one of the most effective ways to reinforce an organization’s culture, support its objectives and retain its top performers. Employees who know they are appreciated create an energy that is invaluable to any organization. The result is an energized workforce and high performance teams.
One of this year’s award recipients was Ottawa Public Health’s (OPH) Kimberley Trotter, nominated in the Diversity and Inclusion category. Kimberley has fostered the ideal of One City for Everyone by ensuring the inclusion of First Nations, Inuit and Metis (FNIM) perspectives to guide more culturally appropriate service delivery by OPH. As the lead person responsible to advance meaningful Indigenous engagement of OPH, Kimberley has developed a number of strategies to inspire employees to better address health equity with FNIM people.
Other winners this year include:
- David Pepper for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
- The 2017 Green Bond Program for Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace
- The New OC Transpo Simulator Facility for Creativity and Innovation – Resident and Community Focused
- Randolph Wang for New and Emerging Leader
- Alain Gonthier for Servant Leader
- Special Event Advisory Team (SEAT) for Collaboration and Relationship Building – Embodiment of the One City, One Team Vision
As Chair of Ottawa Public Health, I would like to send my sincerest congratulations to Kimberley and all of the award winners and nominees for their commitment and dedication to making our City a better place to live!
As Chair of Ottawa Public Health, I would like to send my sincerest congratulations to Kimberley and all of the award nominees for their commitment and dedication to making our City a better place to live!