Municipality congratulates Shelley Mitchell on award nomination

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submitted by Jill Sturdy

The Municipality of North Grenville is thrilled to extend heartfelt congratulations to Shelley Mitchell on her nomination for the 2023 Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership, also called the Warden’s Award. This award recognizes and celebrates a volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment and leadership resulting in the growth and vitality of the Leeds Grenville economy.

“On behalf of Council, we want to congratulate Shelley Mitchell on her well-deserved nomination for the prestigious Bill Thake Memorial Award,” highlighted Mayor Nancy Peckford. “We are so proud to have business and community leaders like Shelley who help strengthen North Grenville.”

As a remarkable individual, Shelley’s life is dedicated to family, entrepreneurship, and community service, making her an exemplary candidate for this esteemed recognition. Her commitment to the economic and social well-being of North Grenville has left an indelible mark on the community.

Shelley Mitchell, the owner of To Be Continued, a thriving consignment shop, has not only contributed to the local economy for over 13 years but has also played a pivotal role in community leadership. As the newly appointed Chair of the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area and the Chair of the BIA’s Marketing and Promotion Committee, Shelley has organized major community events, fostering a sense of belonging and pride in the vibrant downtown community. Her involvement with various organizations, including Girl Guides and the Leeds Grenville COVID-19 Business Support Working Group, showcases her dedication to community well-being.

Alongside Shelley’s acknowledgment, the Municipality of North Grenville extends its congratulations to Joe Hudson, the esteemed founder of Burnbrae Farms, for being honoured with the 2023 Bill Thake Award. The Municipality also extends congratulations to other well-deserving nominees for the 2023 award, including Susan Alford of the Township of Rideau Lakes, Judi Baril of the Township of Augusta, and Terry Wills of the Township of Rideau Lakes.

The Warden’s Award was presented at the 15th Annual Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit on Friday, November 17th. The Summit is hosted by the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office in partnership with Leeds Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Michael Barrett, MPP Steve Clark, 1000 Islands, Valley Heartland and Grenville Community Futures development corporations, and the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board.

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