The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 2019 Director of the Year Award was presented recently to Sarah Kowalchuk.
In a normal year, Sarah would have received the sward at the Chamber’s AGM in April but as this year’s AGM was virtual, the Chamber waited until the recent Celebrate Awards when more people were present to witness the presentation.
The recipient of the Director of the Year Award is selected by the Directors.
At the December Board meeting, the Executive Director submits to the Board the list of activities in which each Director participated in that year. These include attendance at Board meetings, committee meetings and City Council meetings.
Directors are also asked to reflect upon the contributions by their fellow Directors to the Board and Committee meetings.
Kowalchuk was elected to the Chamber Board and took her seat at the Board Table January 1, 2016. She has served on a variety of committees and as Chair of the Marketing committee. She was also served a term as Vice President.
The Director of the Year Award was first presented in 1997 in honour of Ruth Shaw, the Chamber’s Manager from 1975 – 1997. It is now presented in Ruth’s memory.