Nominations are now open for the Mississauga civic awards of recognition.
The awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding works in a variety of areas. They include: residents who have volunteered in the community for 10 years or more (with subsequent recognition given in ten-year intervals); businesses, community groups or individuals who have consistently removed barriers for people with disabilities; youth, aged 14 to 24, who volunteer for more than 100 hours in community and civic activities; and individuals, groups and organizations that have earned acclaim in arts or sports at the national or international level.
Mississauga residents have until April 30 to submit nominations for the awards. City officials will consider the first 100 nominees and review nominations on a first come, first served basis. Nominees who qualify will be invited to receive their awards during a formal ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre on June 12.
Launched in 1992, the awards are part of system adopted by the city to recognize achievement. As well as the civic award of recognition, Mississauga council can also grant the civic award of merit for outstanding achievement. As well, milestone awards can be given out for certain birthdays and anniversaries for both people and businesses.
Complete criteria and nomination forms are available at mississauga.ca/civicrecognition.