110 Laurier Ave. West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
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The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through their outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include life-long service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or any other exemplary achievements.

Members of City Council or the public may nominate individuals, groups or organizations. Any youth, adult, senior or group in the City of Ottawa who willingly volunteers their time and efforts to benefit others is eligible provided they live in, operate a business in, or volunteer within the City of Ottawa. Employees of the City of Ottawa and individuals serving on City of Ottawa committees, boards or agencies are eligible for nomination provided their volunteer activity is not an extension of their role as an employee, committee, board or agency representative. To nominate a candidate, the nominator should complete the nomination form describing the efforts and achievements of the nominee.

Selection Process
Nominations for the Mayor’s City Builder Award may be completed online. The award recipient will be presented with a certificate from the Mayor and the Ward Councillor at the beginning of each Ottawa City Council meeting. The Mayor’s Office will coordinate with the recipient’s attendance at council. Recipients will be selected by the Mayor and notified by the Mayor’s Office.There is no deadline to apply and nominations shall be valid for one year after submissions, during which time the nominee may be selected to be recognized.

For more information
Matthew Bickford
Office of MayorJim Watson
110 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, ON  K1P 1J1
(613) 580-2424 ext. 25426

Past recipients

Janet Mason receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and West Carleton-March Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Janet Mason at City Council today, in recognition of her dedication to nature conservancy. While working over 30 years in management positions within the defence and technology industries, Janet Mason has always found time for the environment. In the last several years, she has volunteered for several environmental groups and initiatives. She helped co-found the Friends of the[…]

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Trend Arlington Community Association receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Knoxdale-Merivale Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to representatives of the Trend Arlington Community Association at City Council today, in recognition of their work and support for the community following a tornado on September 21, 2018. One of six tornadoes in the region that day touched down in the Trend Arlington community, causing a significant amount of damage in Arlington Woods. City inspectors issued more than 100 unsafe[…]

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Lynne Stacey receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson, with Councillors Matthew Luloff and Stephen Blais, presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Lynne Stacey at City Council today, in recognition of her dedication to her community and volunteering. Ms. Stacey has been heavily involved in her Queenswood Heights neighbourhood since she moved there in 1977. She has been a pianist at Queenswood United Church for the past 40 years. Her love of music led her to organize the Cumberland Community[…]

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