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ICYMI: Nominations for new civic recognition initiative open until end of May

Civic recognitions to be held spring, fall to celebrate individuals, groups who volunteer to make Burlington better
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared May 2, 2024.

The City of Burlington is excited to introduce a new civic recognition initiative to celebrate the individuals and groups who volunteer to make Burlington better. Civic recognition will be awarded twice each year, in the spring and fall. The application period for spring civic recognition nominations is open now until May 30 at

How to submit a nomination

Nominating an individual or group is easy.

  • Visit
  • Review the civic recognition criteria. Nominated individuals or groups will have demonstrated a high level of achievement in one of the following areas:
    • Contributed significantly to the quality of life in the community through volunteer efforts
    • Identified and addressed a priority need in the community and put a solution into action
    • Achieved provincial, national, or international recognition and, in doing so, have brought honour to the City of Burlington
  • Review the civic recognition eligibility. To be eligible, nominees must:
  • Be a resident of Burlington or own a Burlington business
  • Not currently hold political office
  • Have contributed on a volunteer basis
  • Primarily serve the residents of Burlington
  • Not be a City employee or elected official nominated for their work as a City employee or elected official. City projects are also not eligible for an award.
  • Complete the online nomination form by May 30, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Multiple nominations from the same person are accepted. Please fill out one nomination form per nominee.

Civic Recognition awards

All nominations will be evaluated by an independent selection committee made up of volunteer members from the City’s Advisory Committees. There is no limit to the number of individuals or groups who can receive recognition.

A celebration to recognize successful recipients will be held in person at an evening Council meeting on June 24, 2024.

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