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Clean Energy Frontier honours local economic developer with Memorial Award for Excellence

New award to be presented annually in the Bruce, Grey, Huron region

Long-time Brockton economic and community development professional Paulette Peirol, who sadly passed away earlier this year, made a lasting impact on those she worked with and the communities she served in Bruce and Grey counties.


In her honour, the Clean Energy Frontier program has established the Paulette Peirol Memorial Award for Excellence in Economic Development, naming Paulette the award’s inaugural recipient at this month’s Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) Conference in Ottawa.

“Paulette will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of working with her,” said John Peevers, Director of Community, Media Relations and Economic Development at Bruce Power and Co-Chair of the Clean Energy Frontier program. “The Clean Energy Frontier program is proud to recognize her legacy through this annual award and hopes it will serve as a lasting reminder of all she did for the region.”
Chris Peabody speaks about Paulette Peirol’s lasting contributions to economic development in the Clean Energy Frontier region. (L-R) Steve Furness, Paulette’s partner; James Scongack, Bruce Power; Chris Peabody, Brockton/Bruce County.

The award is the first of its kind and will become an annual honour presented by the Clean Energy Frontier program.

It will recognize a local economic development professional or team that has demonstrated a significant commitment to the region’s clean energy sector through initiatives that promote regional economic growth, foster innovation, and advance sustainability.


The award was accepted by Steve Furness, Paulette’s partner, and by Chris Peabody, Mayor of Brockton and Clean Energy Frontier program Co-Chair in his role of Warden of Bruce County, at a reception hosted by Bruce Power as part of the CNA Conference.

“I was proud to accept this award on behalf of Paulette and thank the Clean Energy Frontier program for honouring her with this very special recognition,” said Peabody. “Paulette will be dearly missed but this will result in a lasting legacy. Her impact on our region will be felt for generations to come.”

The core criteria for this award reflect the characteristics continually demonstrated by Paulette through her work in the region including innovation and creativity, community engagement and empowerment, partnerships and collaboration, leadership and vision, and high ethical standards and social responsibility.

Later this year, the Clean Energy Frontier program will publish the nomination process for the Paulette Peirol Memorial Award for Excellence in Economic Development as well as for a suite of other local recognition awards.

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