Civic Awards


The Awards Ceremony was held in the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Congratulations to all our Community Stars!

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.



Established by Council almost 30 years ago, the Civic Awards aim to recognize the contributions and achievements of individuals or groups that bring honour and enrichment to the Municipality of Port Hope.


Terms of Reference


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.


  • Outstanding Citizen Award
  • Outstanding Youth Award
  • Awards for Individuals, teams and/or groups:
    • Arts and Culture Award
    • Athletics
    • Communtiy Service
    • Agricultural
    • Inspiration
    • Philanthropy
    • Environment
  • Posthumous Recognition


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.

Residency Requirements:
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.


More information on Civic Awards Advisory Committee is available here 

By-law 70-2015 Civic Awards Advisory Committee