Outstanding Citizen: Marielle Lambert
Outstanding Youth: Mercedes Cahill
For a complete list of the 2015 Civic Award Winners please click here 2015 Civic Award Winners.
To seek nominees worthy of recognition for contributions and/or achievements bringing honour and/or enrichment to the Municipality of Port Hope.
To review nominations for annual awards and provide Council with names of those individuals, teams and/or groups eligible to receive awards.
To assist in the organization and execution of “Civic Awards Night”.
To ensure awards are granted in a fair and consistent fashion even as Committee members change in order to help preserve the integrity of the Civic Awards Program over the long term.
To enhance awareness within the Municipality of Port Hope about Civic Awards and the contribution of Port Hope citizens.
To recommend criteria for Council consideration related to awards to be presented.
To support effective volunteer recruitment and recognition, in keeping with Council-approved policies and in cooperation with the Economic Development and Tourism Department.
By working with the assigned staff to meet the mandate of the committee, implement an annual Council action and communication plan and budget and by addressing concerns together.
By assisting staff to coordinate information sharing through existing newsletters, advertising, media releases and/or distributions.
By giving recommendations regarding Civic Awards to the Mayor and Council through the Economic Development and Tourism Department.
By evaluating the Municipality’s recognition program once each Council term, asking for input from Civic Awards Advisory Committee volunteers who have contributed over the previous four (4) years.
Only individuals who have volunteered their time and service and/or competed at an amateur level and for which no remuneration or payment has been received shall be eligible for a Civic Award. The Civic Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts within the Community for which no remuneration or payment is provided.
Members of the Civic Awards Advisory Committee may be eligible to receive a Civic Award during their term on the Committee. Should a Committee Member be nominated by someone for achievements not resulting from work on the Civic Awards Committee, that member shall declare a conflict and leave the room while their nomination is being considered.
Nomination forms must be complete in all aspects and signed by the nominator.
Nominees do not have to be resident of the Municipality or Port Hope, except for those nominees for the Outstanding Citizen and Outstanding Youth categories.