A veteran city councillor and a former one have been nominated for the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
City council gave approval on Monday to nominate Larry Pimm and Dennis Moffat for the award. It recognizes elected officials who have served 20 years or more on council.
Pimm ran for city council in 1980 and was re-elected in each election until 1995, when he decided not to run. He was re-elected three years later.
He is hailed for being a committed advocate and innovative thinker, particularly in the areas of the environment, recreation, social services and health.
Pimm announced earlier this year that he will not run in the municipal election on Oct. 18.
Moffat was a member of council for 27 years after first being elected in 1971. In the early 1970s, he founded the Red Deer farmers’ market, which has since become a public market. In 1979, Moffat was recognized for his outstanding contributions in the community when he was named Red Deer’s Citizen of the Year.