Guelph, Ont., March 7, 2018 – Nominations are now open for the 2018 Mayor’s Awards, which recognize people who make the city a better place through volunteer service.
Nominations can be submitted online at guelph.ca/mayorsawards, or by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 519-837-5643 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a nomination form. The deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018.
While it is not mandatory for nominees to live or work in Guelph to be eligible for the Mayor’s Award, they must volunteer in Guelph. Nominees’ achievements may include a mix of volunteer and paid efforts. Self-nominations are not eligible.
The Mayor’s Awards have been presented every year since 1997, when they were established by Mayor Joe Young. Honourees have been recognized for volunteer contributions to many different aspects of community life, including arts and culture; health and mental health; community building; athletics; and the environment. Profiles of honourees from 2001 to 2016 can be found at guelph.ca/mayorsawards.
“Recognizing outstanding citizens through the Mayor’s Awards is one of my favourite parts of being Mayor. This is a chance for us to shine a light on community leaders and unsung heroes who are making our city better, each and every day,” said Mayor Guthrie.
The 2018 Mayor’s Awards will be presented on June 28 at the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala, hosted every year 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 at guelphchamber.com.
For more information
519-822-1260 extension 2558