Order of Cochrane

The Order of Cochrane is an award presented to individuals whose commitment, leadership and vision have created a lasting legacy in the development of our community. Recipients are awarded in spring each year, in conjunction with the Cochrane Community Awards celebration. 

Check back on this page to learn when nominations open for next year's recipient!

2023 Order of Cochrane nominations

Nominations are now closed for the 2023 Order of Cochrane, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an individual by Cochrane Council. 

The annual award, presented by Mayor and Council, celebrates individuals whose unwavering commitment, visionary spirit and exemplary leadership have left an indelible mark on the community's development.

The award will be presented at a meeting of Cochrane Council later in 2024.

Selection criteria

Recipients exemplify our vision for Cochrane. 

We are an innovative, bold and dynamic community. Cochrane creates its destiny by building on our heritage. We are people of vision in environmental stewardship and economic vitality. At the heart of Cochrane, we value our small-town atmosphere, distinctive big hills, surrounding nature and unique opportunities. 

We are a community forged by supportive relationships and a common desire to live long, fulfilling lives. We are pioneers of sustainability, building on our legacy of past pioneering. We honour our heritage and respect the land. This is what defines the Order of Cochrane recipient.