Public input sought for Nicol tribute

The City of Vernon is seeking public input on how best to honour Patrick Nicol. - Photo submitted
The City of Vernon is seeking public input on how best to honour Patrick Nicol.
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Residents are being asked how to best honour Patrick Nicol.

An online survey has been set up to receive public suggestions to permanently recognize Nicol, who died Jan. 15 from cancer.

“Since he passed away in January, the city has received countless stories of his kindness, generosity, love of this city and its people, and his unwavering commitment to making Vernon a better place for everyone,” said Coun. Juliette Cunningham.

Nicol served as a Vernon councillor for 22 years and was Regional District of North Okanagan chairperson.

“He was absolutely dedicated to the individual citizen and their right to be heard and informed,” said Cunningham.

A committee is seeking suggestions that reflect Nicol’s values, can be accessed by the entire community and build on existing city infrastructure.

The survey can be found at:

The deadline for submissions is April 11.

“Once all of the suggestions have been collected, an open house will be held in late April to discuss the submissions, at which point the public will be given a second opportunity to vote on selections to be brought forward,” said Cunningham.


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