YORKTON - Yorkton firefighter Neal Matechuk will have his name submitted for a Meritorious Service Award and the 2023 SUMA Convention.
Yorkton Council was unanimous in supporting the nomination at its regular meeting Monday.
As in previous years, the City has endeavoured to recognize employees who have in excess of 20 years of service with the City of Yorkton, explained Kaylee Diduck, Human Resources Advisor with the city at Monday’s meeting.
Traditionally, Council has approved up to four employees to attend the SUMA Banquet.
“In 2022 we have one employee who is interested in being put forward for nomination,” said Diduck.
Matechuk has 20 years of service with the City of Yorkton.
“He began his career in April of 2002 as a probationary fire fighter, in April of 2003 he moved into a full time position and in March of 2022 he became Captain. In his new role as Captain, Neal is responsible for such tasks as running the day-to-day operations of his platoon, he’s required to run incident command at scene and provide leadership to his crew,” said Diduck.
The SUMA Awards Banquet will be held in April 2023.