Michael Mann accepts the Mayor's Special Award at the Mayor's Recognition Awards as Mayor Tara Veer looks on Thursday at the Sheraton Hotel. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Deadline approaching to nominate Red Deer’s outstanding citizens

The City of Red Deer is reminding citizens that there is one week left to submit nominations for a Mayor’s Recognition Award.

The Mayor’s Recognition Awards honour citizens who have made contributions to our community or brought honour and recognition to Red Deer. According to a release, the awards are a way of acknowledging and congratulating our citizens for their accomplishments.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 19 at 9 a.m.

The awards are open to anyone who lives in or contributes to our community. There are five award categories: Athletics, Distinguished Voluntary Service, Fine & Performing Arts, Community Builder Award and the Mayor’s Special Award.

Typically, nominees are considered for an award only in the year immediately following the year in which the achievement occurred; however, as this year’s awards encompass two years, nominees will be considered for an award for two years following the year in which the achievement occurred.

To learn more about this awards program and to find out how to nominate someone, visit www.reddeer.ca/MRA.