Each month, Wetaskiwin’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes a local individual who has offered significant contributions to the community, like Adrian Melford Richardson, here receiving his award from Mayor Tyler Gandam.

Giving thanks: Honouring those who build community

Wetaskiwin’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes locals making a difference

A community isn’t a community without its citizens – especially those willing to give back without expecting anything in return.

Each month, Wetaskiwin City Council recognizes a local individual who has offered significant contributions to the community through its Citizen of the Month Award.

Launched last fall, this initiative aims to recognize residents who contribute in making the community an even better place.

“Wetaskiwin benefits greatly from the extraordinary efforts of many caring and involved residents – individuals who donate their time, talents and energy to create a strong and vibrant community,” says Mayor Tyler Gandam. “The Citizen of the Month Award is one way we can thank them for their contributions and encourage others to follow their example.”

Mayor and Council recognize the selected individual—chosen from nominations received by the public— during the last council meeting of every month..

Know someone who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the community? Nominate them today!

View the nomination guidelines online before completing the nomination form. If you are nominating someone for the Citizen of the Month award, you’ll be asked to share the contributions the nominee has made to the City, and how these contributions have improved life in Wetaskiwin.

To be eligible, the nominee must:

  • Be a current City of Wetaskiwin resident
  • Have a proven history of exemplary citizenship and contribution to the betterment of the community
  • Be an individual – including youth, seniors, volunteers, etc.
  • Have given personal resources, such as time, money, non-monetary aid, etc. that have created observable improvements to the City and its citizens.

Current elected officials or those in the year following their last elected term, City staff and contractors are not eligible to be nominated.

Completed nominations must be submitted by noon on the day of the first council meeting of the month. Nominations can be received by email to community@wetaskiwin.ca, by mail to City of Wetaskiwin, Re: Citizen of the Month Award, Box 6210, Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 2E9, or in person at City Hall, 4705 – 50 Ave.

Of course, there are many ways to build community, including thanking those who do so. For some that will mean nominating a deserving individual as Citizen of the Month, for others, giving a hearty “Thank you!” at the coffee shop means a lot – and shows you notice their efforts.

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