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Top citizen nods coming in


There’s still time left to nominate a deserving individual for “Citizen of the Year.”

The deadline to submit a nomination form to the town is 4 p.m. this Thursday (Nov. 5).

Aaron Petrin, the town’s human resources manager, said four separate nominations have been received as of late yesterday afternoon.

“We still have [two] days until the deadline so we encourage anyone who wants to acknowledge someone in the community who’s made a difference to fill out a nomination form,” he noted.

To nominate an individual for this award, pick up a nomination form at the information desk at the Civic Centre.

Forms also are available on the town’s website at

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.

Petrin said those submitting nominations can provide up to three additional pages of material supporting their choice.

“We’ll take the information that people want to provide to us,” he noted, adding that in the past, this has included petitions with the signatures of people supporting the nomination.

“We do want something on paper for a submission,” Petrin stressed.

“But if someone, in their submission, pointed to what a resounding response they got on social media about someone’s candidacy for this award, then by all means—it’s just another form of petition,” he said.

“There’s the opportunity for people to get creative if they’d like, as long as they get the nomination package to us by Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.”

The “Citizen of the Year” selection committee then will meet next week to review the nominations and make a recommendation to council.

Council will receive this recommendation for approval at its Nov. 23 meeting, at which time the town formally will acknowledge the next “Citizen of the Year.”

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