Nominations now open for 2014 Mayor’s Awards

Guelph, ON, March 10, 2014 – Mayor Karen Farbridge is now accepting nominations for the annual Mayor’s Awards. Nominations can be submitted online at guelph.ca/mayorsawards or by contacting the Mayor’s Office at mayor@guelph.ca or 519-837-5643 to request a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

The Mayor’s Awards recognize Guelph’s “difference makers” – people from all walks of life who are making outstanding contributions as community builders, volunteers, visionaries, or leaders.

Previous winners have made a difference in many facets of community life, including the arts and culture sector; environment; health, mental health, and wellbeing; multiculturalism; charitable fundraising; and sports and recreation, among others. Biographies of honourees from 2001 to 2013 can be found on the sidebar at guelph.ca/mayorsawards.

The Mayor’s Awards are presented at the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala in June. Hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the gala is Guelph’s premier appreciation event where the city’s exceptional individuals and businesses are celebrated.

“Recognizing outstanding members of our community is one of the great privileges of being mayor,” said Mayor Farbridge. “I am always inspired and impressed by the many ways people are making a difference, often without a lot of fanfare.”

2014 marks the 18th year of the Mayor’s Awards in Guelph.

For more information:

Kate Sullivan
Communications Assistant
Mayor’s Office
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2558
Kate.sullivan@guelph.ca