Nominations now open for 2015 Mayor’s Awards

Guelph, ON, March 10, 2015 – Mayor Cam Guthrie is now accepting nominations for the 19th 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 16, 2015.

The Mayor’s Awards recognize people who make Guelph a better place through volunteer service. While it is not mandatory for nominees to live or work in Guelph to be eligible for the award, they must volunteer in Guelph. Eligible contributions may include a mix of volunteer and paid efforts.

“I’m looking for Guelph’s difference makers – the people who make our city better for all of us without asking for anything in return,” said Mayor Guthrie. “If you know someone who fits that description, someone you think deserves to be recognized, consider nominating them for a Mayor’s Award.”

The Mayor’s Awards were established in 1997 by Mayor Joe Young to celebrate Guelph’s birthday, and have been presented every year since. Honourees have been recognized for contributions to many aspects of community life, including arts and culture; health and mental health; social services; the environment; and sports and recreation. Profiles of honourees from 2001 to 2014 can be found 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. For more information about the Awards of Excellence, visit the Guelph Chamber of Commerce website.

For more information

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