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Letter: Kudos to New West animal services officer

Licence Inspectors' and Bylaw Officers' Association of British Columbia pays tribute to “role model and leader in the workplace”
Animal services officer Margie Fox has been named Officer of the Year.


In the first week of June, the Licence Inspectors' and Bylaw Officers' Association of British Columbia (LIBOA) hosted their Annual Training Conference from May 31 - June 3 in Whistler. The conference gathers local government law enforcement professionals from across B.C, this year hosting over 130 attendees from nearly 70 local governments. Beyond educational learning, we also award officers for significant impacts they have made in their communities. This year, the recipient for Officer of the Year 2022 was Animal Services Officer Margie Fox from the City of New Westminster.  

​Officer Fox won the award for her contribution to numerous City committees, best bylaw amendments and best practices to ensure the care of animals, as well as, ensure the City is providing the community with the best possible service - to both two and four legged.  

She is a role model and leader in the workplace and provides the utmost values and ethics that reflect positively on the City of New Westminster, animal services and the profession as a whole. On countless occasions, she fosters a variety of animals to ensure their quality of care. Her care, compassion and passion for animal welfare exemplifies the gold standard of the profession. She continuously donates her personal time, resources and money to the City’s shelter.  

Further, she singlehandedly manages the City’s Animal Shelter’s social media pages - often doing so on her own time. 

For the impact Officer Fox makes within her department, the City, the profession, and the animals she cares for, we awarded Animal Services Officer Margie Fox from the City of New Westminster with the Award of Officer of the Year for 2022.  

Steffan Zamzow

Vice-president, LIBOA