Media Advisory: NWT Recognized for Excellence in Public Administration

22 August 2013

The Northwest Territories was recognized this past week for excellence in public administration.

IPAC issued its annual Regional Group Excellence Award to the Northwest Territories Regional Group.

The award recognizes contributions to the overall vitality, growth and value of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

The NWT Regional Group – in only its first year in existence – has grown regional membership by 157 per cent. IPAC members are found in all orders of government, boards, agencies, and commissions across the North.

The mission of the NWT Regional Group is to aid professional growth, build networks, and offer a forum for dialogue about public administration. Events hosted by the NWT Regional Group this past year explored issues in northern science, communications, public-sector employment, law, and democracy.

David M. Brock, Chair of the NWT Regional Group, was in Montreal to receive the award and remarked: “This award is a testament to the high quality of public administration in the North.”

Also, this past week, Penny Ballantyne, Secretary to Cabinet, GNWT, was named to the national Board of Directors of IPAC.

IPAC was founded in 1947 and is committed to advocating the highest values and ideals in public service. Its nearly 3000 members comprise public servants and academics in every region of Canada.

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