Nominations open for Council’s Excellence Awards recognizing outstanding community members

Residents of Wood Buffalo now have the chance to recognize the significant contributions of individuals or groups in their community with the Council’s Excellence Awards.

The award aims at giving people that have gone above and beyond to leave a positive impact in the community the recognition they deserve.

“There are so many people in our region that deserve to be recognized for what they do to make this such a great place to call home,” said Mayor Sandy Bowman.

Four categories are available for nomination:

  • Citizen of the Year – This award will be presented to an individual for their outstanding contributions to the community, in areas such as: arts and culture, education, environment, heritage, health, social inclusion and more.
  • Youth – This award will be presented to a youth for their leadership, volunteering, extracurricular activities and contributions to the community.
  • Indigenous Advocate – This award will be presented to an individual or group whose programs, initiatives or efforts are making a significant contribution to Indigenous communities in the region.
  • Everyday Hero – This award will be presented to a volunteer or group of volunteers for supporting Emergency Social Services and their commitment to community safety

Residents have until Oct. 7 to submit their online nomination for someone they know in the community that deserves to be recognized.

“The neighbourhoods, communities and workplaces here are filled with exceptional individuals, groups and organizations so I encourage community members to think about this opportunity and to nominate someone,” says Bowman.

Nominations will be reviewed and presented to council for consideration.

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