In a presentation ceremony held recently, Cariboo Regional District (CRD) deputy chief administrative officer Rick Hodgson was awarded the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia Association’s (ASTTBCA) Top in Technology award.
“We were pleased to learn Mr. Hodgson earned the Top in Technology Award,” says CRD chief administrative officer Janis Bell.
“We are very proud of our staff and the accomplishments and acknowledgments we receive about them. It is also nice to see Mr. Hodgson recognized by his peers for his years of dedicated service to the public sector.”
In 2007, Hodgson was named to the position of deputy CEO. Previously, he was CRD’s chief building inspector since 1988. In 2007, he was the first building official in B.C. to achieve national level certification through the Alliance of Building Officials Associations.
“I’m very honoured to receive this award,” Hodgson says. “To be considered as a model technology professional by my peers is very rewarding.
“I have been fortunate to be employed by organizations that encourage professional development and consider their own staff for advancement. I especially wish to thank the CRD for the support and opportunities provided to me.
“I would also encourage students to consider the opportunities available for interesting and rewarding careers with local governments.”