Citizen of the Year Nominations Now Open!

The Council of the Town of Norman Wells wishes to promote and recognize the efforts of volunteers within the community by granting a “Citizen of the Year” award to a deserving individual.

*Please provide a brief write up as to why the nominee is deserving of this award

*Nominations must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, June 23, 2023

The following criteria shall apply:

  1. A “deserving citizen(s) or organization” shall be those who have  consistently demonstrated volunteer commitment and effort within the community for a period of not less than two years;
  • The award shall be a work of art, a local or Sahtu artist and shall be of a value no greater than $1000.00 per recipient. The work of Art will display a small plaque with “ Citizen of the Year, Year Awarded, and Recipient Name”. Further a new name plate for the Plaque displayed in Council Chambers to be displayed throughout the year;
  • Nominations for “Citizen of the Year” will be solicited through public advertisements, utilizing the town website and social media channels, digital sign, and bulletin boards within the community;
  • Staff and/or Elected Officials of the Town of Norman Wells may not be nominated for Citizen of the Year while employed by the Municipality.
  • Council shall carefully review all nominations received to determine the recipient(s) of the award; and
  • The award shall be presented in a timely fashion at a public ceremony as deemed appropriate by Council.