City of Leduc seeking nominations for young leaders

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The City of Leduc is rolling out the red carpet to recognize young leaders through the city’s new #Influencers campaign. Nominations are currently being accepted online for deserving youth who will be in grades 9 through 12 in the 2018/19 academic year. All nominees will be invited to attend a celebratory movie screening on Sept. 14 at Leduc Cinemas.

“Our city is full of exceptional young people who demonstrate leadership, in all its various forms, each and every day,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “The #Influencers campaign is our way of celebrating and rewarding these worthy young citizens for the initiative, strength and character they display in their homes, schools, neighbourhoods and social circles.”

Since Aug. 1, the city has been seeking nominations from Leduc residents, business owners and community group members who want to honour young people they know who exhibit leadership behaviours. Youth may be nominated for leadership in either large or small acts.

“The #Influencers celebration will be a youth-focused and fun recognition event for the outstanding young people who make such a positive impact on our city,” says Young. “The contributions these emerging leaders make are invaluable, and acknowledging their efforts is part of what makes Leduc such a caring community.”

In previous years, the Mayors Youth Leadership Luncheon was held to recognize young people in Leduc who demonstrated excellence in character, service and/or leadership. This year, the decision was made to change the format of the event to be less formal and more youthful.

Nominations will be accepted until Sept.9 at www.leduc.ca/influencers and can be made by completing a short online form.  

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