Awards

Long Service Completion Award Program

The NSFM Long Service Completion Awards Program offers recognition to those elected officials who are retiring—either voluntarily or as the result of dissolution.

Long Service Award Program

The NSFM Long Service Awards Program offers recognition beginning with those who have served on Council for a minimum of 10 years.

NSFM’s Carbon Surcharge Fund

In 2012, NSFM’s Board of Directors passed a motion to add a $5 carbon surcharge fee to its conference registrations to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions generated from hosting these events, as well as on its expense claims for staff and committee members to offset travel. NSFM holds all carbon surcharge money collected in a special account and disburses it annually at its Fall Conference to support local, small-scale initiatives that help our municipalities reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

NSFM’s Climate Change Leaders Award

NSFM’s Climate Change Leaders Award honours municipalities that have demonstrated exemplary leadership in climate change adaption and/or mitigation through the implementation of initiatives and creation of awareness. The objectives of the award program are to celebrate successes, encourage continuous action towards climate change adaptation and mitigation, support the implementation of strategies from Municipal Climate Change Action Plans, and support collaborative efforts and the sharing of information among municipalities.

The Climate Change Leaders Award is presented annually at NSFM’s Fall Conference.