THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council is calling for nominations for the Ninth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay residents and groups who are working to make our city safer.
Nominations officially open today, and the deadline for submissions is Oct. 4 at 4:30 pm.
The awards will be presented during a special ceremony that will take place during the Nov. 4 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council.
“I’m proud to open the nomination period for the 2019 Mayor‘s Community Safety Awards, recognizing individuals and projects that work to make our city safer and more welcoming for everyone,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “Now in it the ninth year, these awards continue to showcase the excellent work being done in our community.”
The 2019 awards fall into three categories:
Community Hero Award – For an outstanding individual effort that contributes to a safer community. Sponsor: Apex Investigation & Security
Young Leader Award – For outstanding contributions by a youth who demonstrates and encourages active participation in community safety. The youth is a leader in a project in their community. Sponsor: Generator
Outstanding Community Project Award – For outstanding results in community safety or crime prevention through partnership and collaboration. Up to four projects may be awarded. Sponsors: Thunder Bay Police Services and Thunder Bay Police Services Board, Union Gas, Matawa First Nations Management, and Circle K.
“We are proud to once again present these awards,” said Jeff Upton, Chair of the Crime Prevention Council. “It is important for us to recognize those who are making a difference in our community. First of all, they deserve that recognition, and second, showcasing their work inspires others to make a difference too.”
“Crime prevention is truly a community effort,” Upton said. “We are seeing results from the tireless efforts of these individuals and groups, and these awards celebrate those who are making a difference in our city.”
Award recipients will receive an official certificate recognizing their award-winning work. They will also be the subject of a short video documenting their achievements and will be acknowledged in the MyTBay Citizen Newsletter, on the City website, and in the 2019 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards souvenir program.
For more information and nomination forms, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/communitysafetyawards