City accepting nominations for 2019 Citizens of Distinction
Nominations are now open for the City of Leduc’s 11th annual Citizens of Distinction Awards. Each year, these awards give residents the opportunity to recognize outstanding fellow citizens, organizations and businesses that have made significant contributions to their community.
“Our community is full of extraordinary residents, groups and businesses who selflessly devote their time and resources to making Leduc a great place to live, work and play,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “These individuals are so deserving of being recognized for their contributions, and we look forward to once again celebrating the generosity, talents and dedication of this year’s Citizens of Distinction.”
New this year, award nominations can be submitted online, making the nominations process easier and less time consuming. Six Citizens of Distinction Awards are handed out annually, recognizing individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made worthy contributions in any of the following categories:
- Athletic Achievement Award
- Community Spirit Award
- Arts, Culture and Heritage Recognition Award
- Environmental Achievement Award
- Youth Award of Merit
- Mayor’s Special Award (at the discretion of mayor and council)
The nomination period opened on Jan. 2, 2020, and will run until noon on Feb. 7, 2020. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel, and winners will be chosen based on their achievements and the exposure and development they have brought to the community. Award winners will be honoured as part of the city’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, hosted in April during National Volunteer Week 2020.
Nomination forms and guidelines, as well as a full list of eligibility criteria, can be found online at https://www.leduc.ca/COD.
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Leduc is a growing, dynamic city in the heart of Canada’s economic engine and conveniently located at the crossroads of air, highway and rail transportation. The City of Leduc is a centre of innovation, entrepreneurship and quality of life. As a regional leader, the city, together with other municipalities in the area, plays a key role in protecting the integrity of the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and leading economic development in the region, including Aerotropolis. For information on non-emergency city services and programs, visit www.leduc.ca or follow us on Twitter @cityofleduc
Natalie Hillier, Communications Specialist