Recognizing our best.

Civic Recognition Award nominations

due no later than Tuesday, March 1st

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON – The City of Burlington is now accepting nominations for its annual Civic Recognition Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2011.  If you know a volunteer who has played a role in making the community a better place to live, work or play, then consider submitting their name for this honour. The forms to nominate someone are here: Click

“The annual Civic Recognition Awards give us the opportunity to recognize individuals who have left a significant mark on our city through their volunteerism and contributions to making Burlington a great place to live,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “It’s so important that we show our gratitude to these remarkable people for going above and beyond to make a positive impact in our community.”

Nominations can be made in one of these six award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Junior Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Person of the Year
  • Arts Person of the Year
  • The Community Service Award
  • The Environmental Award

The awards program started in 1965 when different service groups in the city had awards they were giving and the thinking was that this event would be better run by the city.  Alan Smith is the citizen member chair of the committee (the vice chair position is open). He is supported by Deb Coughlin, Manager of Council Services in the city Clerks department.  The committee receives the nominations and passes on a set of recommendations to city council.

The winners will be honoured at a special awards evening on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Burlington Convention Centre. Tickets are $30. each and are available from the city 905-335-7600, ext. 7493 or visit www.burlington.ca/civicrecognition

Each of the award levels has its own history which we have set out below.

  • Citizen of the Year – Sponsored by Service Clubs of Burlington: Aldershot Lions, Central Lions, Optimists, Royal Canadian Naval Association, The Rotary Clubs of Burlington: Burlington, Burlington Central, Burlington Lakeshore, Burlington North
  • Junior Citizen of the Year – Sponsored by B’Nai Brith
  • Senior Person of the Year – Sponsored by the Heritage Place Retirement Community
  • Environmental Award – Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Burlington: Burlington, Burlington Central, Burlington Lakeshore, Burlington North
  • Community Service Award – Sponsored by Cogeco Cable Inc.
  • Arts Person of the Year The K. W. Irmisch Arts Award – sponsored by the Irmisch Family.

Pause and think about someone you have read about or heard about who has served the community in an outstanding way and nominate them.

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