UMNB 

Memorial Awards

Each year during our annual conference and AGM, UMNB presents awards to municipal elected officials and volunteers as nominated by our membership. We congratulate and thank the recipients for their dedication to municipal public service. 

RAYMOND MURPHY MEMORIAL AWARD

The Raymond Murphy Memorial Award was established in 2017 in honour and memory of our past President, Executive Director, and friend Raymond Murphy of Rexton NB. Raymond was a man who loved his community deeply, and who devoted his whole life and his whole heart to public service. His legacy lives on in the lives he touched, the causes he advanced, and the community he made better through his efforts.

2020 Recipient: Gerald (Jerry) Gogan, mayor of Petitcodiac with 31 years on council, chair/president/member of over a dozen boards, mentor, recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for Community Service, who has both “had a hand in nearly all good things to come out of the Village of Petitcodiac”  and been “responsible for lighting on fire a new generation of community leaders.”

2019 – Beth Thompson, councillor and community volunteer, Quispamsis
2018Scott Dunlop, community volunteer, Woodstock

 

LOUISE BREAU MEMORIAL AWARD

The late Mayor Louise Breau of Millville NB was a person of great integrity and never-ending dedication. She worked diligently for the betterment of municipalities in New Brunswick, without thinking of her own gain. Louise was a reliable, sincere and dynamic person who always had a smile and the time to listen. She was a person who wanted to be involved and would help out in any way, no matter how big or small the effort was on her part.

2020 Recipient:  Clem Tremblay, municipal councillor for 18 years and past Mayor of Dalhousie, board member and community volunteer, past president of the Dalhousie Lion’s Club and Bon-Ami Festival, manager of the Dalhousie Senior Hockey Team and past president of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Clem “represented his town wherever he went with pride… and always greets everyone with a smile and conversation.” 

2019 Kenneth Chorley, Mayor, Hampton
2018 – Emil Olsen, Councillor/Deputy Mayor, Quispamsis
2017 – Cyril Rioux, Mayor, Drummond
2016
 – Beverly Forbes, Mayor, Millville
2015 – William J. Bishop, Mayor, Rothesay
2014 – Darrell Giggie, Mayor Florenceville-Bristol
2013 
– Frank Dunn, Councillor, New Maryland
2012 
– Robert Harquail, Councillor, Dalhousie
2011 
– Karen Titus, Mayor/Councillor, Perth-Andover
2010 
– Carole Doherty, Mayor, Chipman
2009 
– Alexander (Sandy) MacLean, Mayor/Councillor, Dalhousie
2008 
– Walter Brown, Councillor/Deputy Mayor, Fredericton
2007 
– Eric Steeves (post-humous), Mayor, Hillsborough; Dr. James Purdy, Councillor, Sackville
2006 
– Hugh Morris (post-humous), Mayor, Charlo
2005 
– Burpee Wagner, Mayor, Perth-Andover
2004 
– Stanley Graham, Mayor, Millville
2003 
– Oscar Boyd, Mayor, Norton
2002 
– J. Craig Melanson, Mayor, Nackawic
2001 
– Alan Gillmor, Mayor, St. Stephen
2000 
– Benson H. Parker, Mayor, Doaktown
1999 – Robert B. Simpson, Mayor, Nackawic
1998 
– Ronald R. (Tchine) Long, Mayor, Clair
1997 
– J. Raymond Lagacé, Mayor, Atholville
1996 
– Fay L. Tidd, Mayor, Oromocto
1995
 – Laura Reynolds, Mayor, Plaster Rock
1994 – James Watt, Mayor, Gondola Point