City launches Citizen Awards and Make Our Hometown Beautiful program

The City of Charlottetown is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen Recognition Awards and the Make Our Hometown Beautiful program. The Citizen Recognition Awards are given annually to up to three citizens, groups or organizations who have contributed, enhanced or had a positive impact on the city or its residents. Recipients of the awards could be your neighbours, co-workers, community leaders, local groups or businesses. The Forbes Kennedy Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to one resident who has demonstrated initiative, leadership and creativity in their service to others as a volunteer. As part of the City’s commitment to urban beautification, the Make Our Hometown Beautiful program recognizes residents, businesses, and community groups that contribute time and effort to maintaining beautiful gardens and landscapes. Three winners will be chosen from the full list of submissions based on curb appeal or what can be viewed from the road without entering private property. Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown will select one submission for the Mayor’s Award. The City will also select six residential gardens for the Communities in Bloom 2024 Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Program. The recipients of all awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in August during Natal Day Weekend celebrations. Community groups and residents can self-nominate or nominate others for the Citizen Recognition Awards and the Make Our Hometown Beautiful Program. The deadline to submit nominations is July 17 at 11:59 pm. Nominations can be submitted through the City’s website at charlottetown.ca/citizenawards for the Citizen Recognition Awards and charlottetown.ca/MOHB for Make Our Hometown Beautiful. For more information, visit charlottetown.ca or call 902-566-5548.