Several Foothills residents received Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals on the weekend.

Alberta Municipalities hosted the awards ceremony on Sunday Dec. 4.

The medals mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne and are awarded to recipients for outstanding service to their community, country, or field.

Okotokians who received medals under the Citizen Community Builders category include Malcolm Hughes and Sandi Kennedy of Okotoks.

Hughes founded the Okotoks Legion Branch 291, and Kennedy was Okotoks' first female mayor. Both are still active in the community.

Other Foothills residents to receive medals under the same category include Jim Berry, Sharlene Brown, and Jamie Campbell of Black Diamond.

Alberta's sitting mayors also received medals, including Tanya Thorn (Okotoks), Craig Snodgrass (High River), Barry Crane (Turner Valley), Brendan Kelly (Black Diamond), and Jennifer Handley (Nanton), and Chelsae Petrovic (Claresholm).

Medals were also awarded under a Past Presidents & Life Members category, which included Richard Quail of Okotoks.