Has your mayor got the right stuff?
A new initiative that is set to change the tone of politics across the country is on the hunt to catch mayors and municipalities doing something right within their communities. Canada’s Top Mayor Award competition starts Feb. 2 for all big-city mayors with populations of 100,000 or more.
The nominees will be required to provide both a written and video submission that supports three categories: talent/sportsmanship; leadership; and growth, progress and vision. Along with their entry, the mayors must specify which charities and/or initiatives they will support if they win.
Public voting will take place between May and November, with the top three mayors moving on to a nine-judge panel that will ultimately decide the winner.
“It’s all about bridging the communication gap on shared priorities between municipal leaders and the people they represent,” says Canada’s Top Mayor co-founder Tammy-Ann Chapman. “This award isn’t just a competition. It’s a celebration of our great Canadian mayors, the communities that support them and the businesses that help sustain them.”
Best of all, the real winners are the communities whose profiles will be raised and their local work highlighted. The winning municipality will get to present their community improvement initiative or charity of choice with the funds raised through competition sponsorship.
Visit canadastopmayoraward.com to learn more.
Photo: Canada’s Top Mayor Award co-founders Tammy-Ann Chapman and Dawn Mucci. CNW Group/Women of Charity Inc. photo