2018 Award of Excellence Recipient

Lita Powell

Lita Powell The Award of Excellence could fairly be described as "a big deal". It is awarded for "...outstanding leadership and contribution within the real estate industry, the community and the broader society". That's a lot to measure up to! The Award recipient will also know that this is how they're being evaluated by their professional peers, a true honour.

Lita Powell, this year's Award recipient, impressively equalled - or perhaps even surpassed - the three eligibility criteria:

1. Excellence to the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia

Lita has been a member of our Institute since 1991. She served from 2004 to 2008 on the Board of Governors, being active on the Public Relations and Government Liaison Committees. She was also Chair of the Northwest/Prince Rupert Chapters.

As well as serving on the various Boards and Committees, Lita was a past editor of Input Magazine and a contributor on several occasions, most recently in the Spring 2017 issue when she wrote about "Impacts of Site C on the Peace Region".

2. Excellence to the Real Estate Industry

Beside her involvement with our Institute, Lita has been involved with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, providing input to the Strata Management Services Advisory Group. She has also participated in the Strata Property Agents of British Columbia, the Professional Association of Managing Agents and the Condominium Home Owners' Association.

Lita has been quoted and interviewed in various British Columbia publications, including The Alaska Highway News, The Energetic City, The Dawson Creek Mirror, Western Investor and the Times Colonist.

3. Excellence to the Community

Lita has served for a number of years on the Board of Directors for the Northern Development Initiative Trust, an organization dedicated to building a stronger Northern British Columbia through investing in economic development. She was recently appointed by our Institute to serve as a Governor to the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, a grant-awarding organization supporting best practices in land use.

More personally, Lita is part of the Emergency Safety Services group in Fort St. John. Last summer she was called upon to go to Prince George to assist with the evacuation of 15,000 residents fleeing the wild fires.

Our Institute is proud to have within its ranks individuals such as Lita Powell who contribute so much in so many different ways. We heartily congratulate the 2018 Award of Excellence recipient on a well-deserved success. Well done, Lita!