Municipal Employee Award

The Linda Rapp Award

Formerly known as the Municipal Employee Award of Excellence, The Linda Rapp Award was established in 2007 to recognize the contribution of an employee of a member community who has demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism, leadership and innovation in their job.

Nominations for this award come from municipal councils and are forwarded to the AYC executive to select a recipient. This award is presented during the Friday evening banquet at the Annual General Meeting.

Criteria for this award are that the nominee is or has been an employee of a Yukon municipality who has demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism, leadership and innovation in their job.

Municipalities should include in their nominations:

  • Nominee's number of years of service to the municipality.

  • Synopsis of how Nominee provided an exceptional level of professionalism, leadership and innovation in their job (200+ words).


  • Municipal Employee Nomination Form

Recipients of the Linda Rapp Award, formerly the Municipal Employee Award of Excellence:

  • 2022 - Lenka Kazda - Town of Faro
  • 2021 - Not Awarded
  • 2020 - Not Awarded
  • 2019 - Linda Rapp - City of Whitehorse
  • 2018 - Shelley Hassard - Village of Teslin
  • 2017 - Donna Istchenko - Village of Haines Junction
  • 2016 - Margrit Wozniak- Village of Mayo
  • 2015 - Norm Carlson - City of Dawson
  • 2014 - Brian Crist - City of Whitehorse
  • 2013 - Darlene Sillery - Village of Haines Junction
  • 2012 - Joanne Van Nostrand & Jeff Renaud - City of Dawson 
  • 2011 - Jim Regimbal - City of Dawson 
  • 2010 - Mark Vainio - Town of Faro 
  • 2009 - Cory Lyn Bellmore - Village of Carmacks 
  • 2008 - Village of Mayo Staff
  • 2007 - Colin Dean - Village of Haines Junction