Dana Kripki awarded SREDA’s 2023 Bruce Richet Award

SREDA is pleased to announce this year’s annual Bruce Richet Award recipient as Dana Kripki, Program Coordinator for Indigenous Land Development Support at the City of Saskatoon. The award celebrates individuals for their outstanding contributions and commitment to regional economic development.

The award was presented to Dana Kripki at the SREDA offices on November 30.

Dana is a “Strategic Influencer” in the Saskatoon Region and a strong supporter of SREDA and its Regional Committee. Her contribution and active participation to the development of the region is valued and appreciated.

Dana is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a Registered Professional Planner and has contributed time as a member of the Accreditation Planning Committee and Professional Planning Standards Board for the National Planners Institute. She continues to act as mentor and sponsor to many young planning professionals.

The award was created in 2016 to recognize the exceptional service of Bruce Richet, who represented the Saskatoon Region on the SREDA Board of Directors beginning in 1995. Richet served on all internal committees, chaired the Regional Committee and, in 2013, became the Board Chairman. He provided leadership to the SREDA Regional Committee for over 20 years and took on the important role of getting member communities prepared for growth through regional planning.