submitted by Jill Sturdy, Municipality of North Grenville
North Grenville’s Council is once again seeking nominations for outstanding individuals and groups who will be considered for a North Grenville Civic Award for their efforts in 2022.
“The Civic Awards program is especially close to my heart as it celebrates what I love most about North Grenville – the generous and often selfless contributions and accomplishments that residents, businesses, and organizations make each year on behalf of each other and our community as a whole,” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford. “We enjoy a high quality of life here – in no small part because of the considerable efforts of very caring and dedicated individuals and organizations.”
“Council is also excited to announce that for this year, the awards ceremony will return as an in-person event, bringing the award recipients and the community together to celebrate,” added Mayor Peckford.
Details on the awards ceremony will be announced later in April.
New this year, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the amalgamation of several townships into the Municipality of North Grenville, there is a special award for Outstanding Municipal Leadership.
This new category is a ‘made-in-North-Grenville’ version of a Lifetime Achievement Award, designed to recognize individuals who have made a remarkable impact on the evolution of our municipality. This award is intended for individuals who have worked closely with the Municipality in a paid, elected or volunteer capacity.
“We all know that, in this Municipality, we share a core value of generosity and volunteerism. These Civic Awards give Council a chance to recognize particular community groups and individuals who embody that spirit. We encourage individuals and organizations to nominate anyone they believe merits our consideration for a 2022 Civic Award,” added Deputy Mayor John Barclay.
The Civic Awards are presented annually to one volunteer in each of the designated age groups, consisting of Youth (25 years and younger), Adult (26 to 55 years) and Senior (56 years and older)*, in addition to one group award, in the each of the following categories:
- Arts & Culture
- Exemplary Work in the Community
- Health & Wellness
- Recreation, Sport & Leisure
- *NEW* Outstanding Municipal Leadership (single recipient across all age groups)
Nomination packages are available on the Municipal website at www.northgrenville.ca/civicawards.
Hard copies are available at the Municipal Centre and at the Public Library (1 Water St. in Kemptville and 1 Grenville St. in Burritt’s Rapids).
The deadline to submit nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023.
The Mayor and Council of the Municipality of North Grenville established the Civic Awards Program to recognize and honour the selfless efforts and dedication of outstanding individuals and groups who volunteer in service to our citizens and community.
More than 54 individuals and 12 community groups have been recognized since the program began in 2009.
For more information and to nominate an individual or organization visit: www.northgrenville.ca/civicawards