2018 Citizens of Distinction Awards now open for nominations

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The City of Leduc is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Citizens of Distinction Awards. Currently in their tenth year, the annual awards recognize outstanding citizens, organizations and businesses that have made notable contributions to the community.

“For the past decade, some of our most outstanding residents have been recognized by their peers for the tremendous work they have done to make Leduc such a great city in which to live, work and play” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “The Citizens of Distinction Awards are one way that we, as members of the Leduc community, can express our sincere appreciation for the remarkable contributions made by our deserving neighbours, colleagues and friends.”

The Citizens of Distinction Awards are handed out annually, to six individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made outstanding contributions to the community 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, 2019, and will run until noon on Feb. 1, 2019. 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 2019.

Nomination forms and guidelines, as well as a full list of eligibility criteria, can be found online at https://www.leduc.ca/citizen-recognition-program.

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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 Lang, Corporate Communications