Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) past president and publisher and general manager of the Lethbridge Herald Coleen Campbell was presented with the 2013 Margaret Hennigar Award at a special event on May 2 during the annual INK+BEYOND newspaper conference.
The award is named after the late Margaret Hennigar and is given annually to an individual who demonstrates exemplary leadership in business and in his or her community. Friend and colleague Lynn Hennigar of Lighthouse Publishing presented Campbell with the award.
Campbell, who is also the publisher of the Alberta Community Newspaper Group for the Alta Newspaper Group, LP, has been in the community publishing industry for over 35 years and represented Alberta on the CCNA board of directors for fifteen years from 1995-2010. During her time on the CCNA board Campbell served as president, chair and participated in a number of committees including the first Joint Management Committee with the Canadian Newspaper Association, the Better Newspaper Competition committee and the Community Media Canada committee.
About the Margaret Hennigar Award
The Margaret Hennigar Award is named after the late Margaret Hennigar, a longtime CCNA member who was active in the association as well as in her community. Marg helped found the Atlantic Community Newspapers Association (ACNA) and served as a board member for both the CCNA and the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE).
The award was created by members of the association in 2007 to honour exemplary individuals in Canada’s community newspaper industry who have shown outstanding leadership in business and within their community. Margaret’s daughter, CCNA Past President Lynn Hennigar, was the recipient of the inaugural award and her company, Lighthouse Publishing, now sponsors the award in honour of her mother.