Guelph, Ont., March 23, 2017 – Nominations are now open for the 2017 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 email@example.com to request a nomination form. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017.
“Whenever people from other cities ask me what makes Guelph so special, I always say it’s the people. Guelph is truly a city that cares – and Mayor’s Awards honourees are the perfect example of that,” said Mayor Guthrie. “These awards are a great way to recognize those who go above and beyond and make us ‘Guelph Proud.’”
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 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 2016 can be found at guelph.ca/mayorsawards.
This year’s Mayor’s Awards will be presented on June 22 at the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala, 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 at http://www.guelphchamber.com.