Former BIA president receives award

The award was presented to Lyle MacMillan by city councillor Dave Woods at the BIA's AGM

Lyle MacMillan received the Community Pillar Award from the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association on Feb. 23.

Lyle MacMillan received the Community Pillar Award from the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association on Feb. 23.

At the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association’s Annual General Meeting on Feb. 23, previous BIA president Lyle MacMillan was given the Community Pillar Award.

City councillor Dave Woods presented MacMillan with the award.

“If ever there should be somebody recognized in the community – it’s Lyle MacMillan,” Woods said.

MacMillan has lived in the Cloverdale area since 1956 and has been very active in the community over the years.

He served as BIA president until 2014.

“The BIA didn’t exist until 1995 and, of course, Lyle played a huge part of it right from the word go,” Woods said.

As MacMillan accepted the Community Pillar Award, he jokingly said, “I don’t deserve all of it, but I will accept it anyway.”

MacMillan was a former member of the RCMP and put himself through law school. He is now a part of MacMillan Tucker and Mackay based in downtown Cloverdale.

MacMillan has “been more or less the town lawyer,” according to Woods.

Over the years, he has been a part of the Cloverdale Board of Trade, the Cloverdale BIA, the Surrey Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Surrey, the Cloverdale Legion and a former-president of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Board.

“i intend to – when I get old –  retire here,” MacMillan said.

MacMillan also thanks the past and present city council and the RCMP for getting Cloverdale to where it is today.

“I’m really fortunate to be here, and thank you very much for the honour tonight.”