Call for nominations: 2019 Mayor’s Awards

Deadline April 19

Guelph, Ont., February 28, 2019 – Mayor Cam Guthrie is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Mayor’s Awards, which recognize people who make the city a better place through volunteer service. The deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Nominations can be submitted online at To request a paper nomination form, contact the mayor’s office at 519-837-5643 or

Submissions must include a 250-750 word description of the nominee’s contributions along with contact information for the nominee and nominator. It is not mandatory for nominees to live or work in Guelph to be eligible for the Mayor’s Award, but 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 city life, including arts and culture; health and mental health; community building; athletics; and the environment. Profiles of honourees from 2001 to 2018 are posted at

The 2019 Mayor’s Awards will be presented on June 27 at the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala, where the city’s exceptional individuals and businesses are celebrated. The event is hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, and more information can be found at


For more information

Kate Sullivan
Communications Advisor
Mayor’s Office
519-822-1260 extension 2558