• Dawn Riley

Vermilion Receives Economic Developers Awards


Town of Vermilion Economic Development Manager Mary Lee Prior. Photo Submitted

The 2021 Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Awards were announced this week, and the Town of Vermilion won three of the eleven awards presented.

The Town was successful in being acknowledged with the following three accolades;

*Business Investment ~ Development Incentive Programs.

*Business Retention ~ Vermilion #OnlineFestival.

*Community Economic Development ~ V-Net Broadband Project.

“On behalf of Vermilion Economic Development, a sincere thank you to the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) and the EDA Awards Committee for the honours our community received. A special Thank You to everyone who had a hand in making these projects a reality. It is very exciting to see Vermilion recognized for our projects and hard work, and we are so appreciative of the recognition.” stated Mary Lee Prior, Economic Development Manager for the Town of Vermilion.

Also, Prior was named as the Alberta Economic Developer of the Year. This prestigious award is awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to economic development within their community and within the province of Alberta. Prior has worked diligently since 2009 to promote Vermilion throughout the Lakeland District and the province.

“I am so excited, honoured and proud to have been nominated and chosen as the 2020 Economic Developers Alberta Economic Developer of the Year. It is a huge honour and I want to attribute my success back to the great community we live play and work in.  We have so much to offer in Vermilion and are truly blessed. Great businesses, residents, Lakeland College, the Vermilion Provincial Park and the list goes on,” said Prior.