The 2019 Civic Awards were presented at the first-ever virtual ceremony. The ceremony aired on TVCogeco on September 17 at 8:00 p.m., and is available below - watch this grand celebration of community. Established by Council in 1987, the Civic Awards program aims to recognize the contributions and achievements of individuals or groups that bring honour and enrichment to the Municipality of Port Hope.
The 2019 Award recipients are listed below:
Arts & Culture
The Civic Awards Program sets out to recognize the broad range of elements that make up Port Hope’s inspiring culture, by acknowledging those who contribute time, talent and resources towards improving the quality of life in the community.
AWARD CATEGORIES & CRITERIA
The Port Hope Civic Awards Program has the following nine available award categories: Outstanding Citizen, Outstanding Youth, Arts and Culture, Athletics, Community Service, Agriculture, Inspiration, Philanthropy, and Environment. Please carefully review the award criteria prior to submittting a nomination.
Complete Information about the Civic Awards Program, award categories, criteria and eligibility is available here: By-law 87/2017 Civic Awards Advisory Committee
Click the following tabs for an oveview of each award criteria:
Outstanding Citizen Award:
The Outstanding Citizen Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding volunteer contributions in multiple areas within the community.
The committee in selecting the recipient for the Outstanding Citizen award will consider:
Outstanding Youth Award:
The Outstanding Youth Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding achievements and volunteer contributions within their school and community. Recipient must be nineteen (19) years of age or less as of December 31st of the year for which the award is given.
The committee in selecting the recipient for the Outstanding Youth Award will consider:
The Agricultural Award is presented to the individual or group who is involved in a project that has had a considerable impact in the area of agriculture in the Municipality of Port Hope.
The committee in selecting the recipient(s) for the Agricultural Award will consider:
The Inspiration Award is presented to an individual who inspires those around them to serve more, to think bigger, who encourages action, is a strong source of support within the community, or pushes those around them to believe in themselves.
The committee in selecting the recipient for the Inspiration Award will consider:
The Philanthropy award is to be awarded to an individual, couple or group for their outstanding desire to promote the welfare of others through the generous donation of money, goods, talent or services.
The committee in selecting the recipient for the Philanthropy Award will consider:
The Environment Award is to be awarded to a person or group for outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, innovation or action on behalf of environmental causes.
The committee in selecting the recipient for the Environment Award will consider:
Arts & Culture Award:
The Arts and Culture Award is to be awarded to an individual or groups for promotion or high achievement in the Arts and/or significant cultural contributions to the community.
The committee in selecting recipients will consider:
The Athletics Award is designed to recognize individuals or teams who have excelled within their particular sport.
Awarded to a team or individual that has met one or more of the following criteria:
Community Service Award:
The Community Service award recognizes individuals or groups who positively impact the Municipality of Port Hope through their volunteerism by enhancing quality of life for others.
The committee in selecting recipients will consider:
The Civic Awards program is designed to recognize volunteer efforts, exceptional contributions and/or achievements bringing honour and/or enrichment to the Municipality of Port Hope. Only those whom have volunteered their time and service, and/or competed at an amateur level, and for which no remuneration or payment has been received will be eligible for a Port Hope Civic Award.
Nomination forms must be completely and accurately filled out. The Civic Awards Committee can only use the information provided in the nomination package to make an award recommendation. If a nomination is not to the satisfaction of the committee, the form may be disqualified, and the nomination rejected.
Nominators are required to provide a detailed submission clearly stating why they believe the nominee should be considered. These details should include, but not limited to, organization they volunteered for, length of service, projects they were involved with, leadership roles, the impact their role had on the community, and the level of commitment shown by the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Previous recipients will be eligible for consideration if:
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. Nominators are not required to be a resident of the Municipality of Port Hope.
To encourage and reward achievements and volunteerism within the Municipality.
Increase awareness about the Civic Awards program and recipient contributions and achievements.
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 collaborate with Municipal staff and Council to host successful program, annually.
To evaluate the Municipality’s recognition program once each Council term.
The Civic Awards Committee is seeking civic-minded individuals to join the team. The Committee meets once a month through the year to manage the recognition program and host the annual awards ceremony on behalf of Council. Those interested in applying can do so here: http://porthope.ca/boards-and-committees
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