Animal services

Letter: Congratulations New West Animal Services Officer

License Inspectors’ and Bylaw Officers’ Association of British Columbia honors “role model and leader in the workplace”

Editor:

During the first week of June, the License Inspectors’ and Bylaw Officers’ Association of British Columbia (LIBOA) held its annual training conference from May 31 to June 3 in Whistler. The conference brings together local government law enforcement professionals from across British Columbia, welcoming more than 130 attendees from nearly 70 local governments this year. Beyond educational learning, we also reward agents for the meaningful impact they have had on their communities. This year, the 2022 Officer of the Year recipient was Animal Services Officer Margie Fox of the City of New Westminster.

Constable Fox won the award for her contributions to numerous city committees, best bylaw amendments and best practices for ensuring animal care, as well as ensuring the city provides the community with the best possible service – two-legged and four-legged.

She is a role model and leader in the workplace and provides the highest values ​​and ethics that positively reflect the City of New Westminster, animal services and the profession as a whole. On countless occasions, she hosts a variety of animals to ensure the quality of their care. His care, compassion and passion for animal welfare exemplifies the gold standard of the profession. She continually donates her personal time, resources and money to the City Shelter.

Additionally, she single-handedly manages the social media pages for the town’s animal shelter — often doing so in her spare time.

For the impact Constable Fox is making within her department, the city, the profession and the animals she cares for, we awarded Animal Services Officer Margie Fox of the City of New Westminster the agent of the year award for 2022.

Stephane ZamzOuch

Vice President, LIBOA