25 February 2016

Kelsey Birtch Receives Emerging Leader Award

Kelsey Birtch happily accepted the 2015 Emerging Leader Award for her work with the City of Vancouver Animal Services.

She is a full-time Licensing Liaison and her position includes attending community engagement functions to promote the benefits of dog licensing. Birtch also has specialized promotional items used as licensing incentives. The City of Vancouver believes she has been "instrumental in starting to change the public perception."

“I have been loving all the amazing people and animals I’ve been meeting and am looking forward to the many more opportunities out there,” Birtch tells InfoStream.

Recently Ms. Birtch also began assistant teaching a course in Langara College Vancouver’s Professional Dog Walker Program.

The Emerging Leader Scholarships were launched in 2010 to illuminate the up and coming leaders in the pet industry. The goal is to grant these emerging leaders the opportunity to network with current leaders and gain executive insight into their sector. The Emerging Leader program illuminates future leaders for the benefit of organizations who wish to hire emerging talent.

The 2015 IRED Scholarship Competition was made possible with grants from:

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