With the deadline for nominations coming up next Friday (Oct. 31), the town’s “Citizen of the Year” selection committee is asking the public to think of individuals who have made a difference in our community and nominate them for the award, which is being given out for the 21st time this year.
Town staff reported only five nominations forms had been turned in as of this morning.
Nomination forms can be picked up at the information desk at the Civic Centre.
Anyone who has done an outstanding job for the community in any way is eligible for the award. The only stipulation is that the recipient be a resident of the Town of Fort Frances and that the nominee not presently hold elected office.
People who may have submitted nominations for individuals in the past, and who were not chosen that particular year, should feel free to re-nominate that person as long they are still an active member of the community.
After all, at any given time, there are many citizens who help make Fort Frances a better place to live.
The selection committee, which consists of Bill Gushulak (“Citizen of the Year 2000”), Mark Kowalchuk (“Citizen of the Year 1994”), Mayor Roy Avis, and Coun. Sharon Tibbs, encourages as many people as possible to nominate deserving individuals so they have plenty to choose from.
Completed nomination forms must be returned to the Civic Centre by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. The selection committee then will meet in order to make a recommendation to town council in time for its Nov. 10 meeting.
The “Citizen of the Year” will be formally honoured at the town’s annual appreciation banquet Nov. 21 at La Place Rendez-Vous, and also likely will take part in the Santa Claus parade on Nov. 29 and Canada Day parade next summer.
The identities of the nominees will not be revealed. Only the winner will be publicly announced.
For more information, call Gushulak (274-3891) or Kowalchuk (274-9118).