Nominations open for top citizen award


The 32nd-annual “Citizen of the Year” nomination period is fast approaching and Mayor June Caul is encouraging town residents to nominate individuals they feel deserving of the award.

The nomination period starts tomorrow (Sept. 26) and ends on Oct. 24.

“This award recognizes the efforts of an individual who contributes to making the town of Fort Frances a great place to live, work, and play,” noted Mayor Caul during Monday’s council meeting.

Those who are nominated must be a citizen of the Town of Fort Frances and nominations should be based on but not limited to excellence in one or more of the following areas

  • Nominee has continually volunteered his or her time, and is dedicated to making Fort Frances a great place to live, work, play and learn;
  • Nominee has demonstrated a positive impact in the lives of fellow citizens, and either as an individual or through an organization displayed character, commitment and/or positive leadership qualities;
  • Nominee has demonstrated dedication to the community and concerns for others. Nominees may serve on service clubs, school groups, Town, church or community committees;
  • Nominee has shown a willingness to work with other residents, is enthusiastic about the town and its citizens, and works continually towards the betterment of the community;
  • Nominee has contributed his/her talents in helping others through acts of goodwill, without personal or monetary compensation; and
  • Nominee displays qualities of honesty and integrity.

“If you have a friend or neighbour, a relative, you feel has unselfishly helped others, or who meets any of the criteria listed, please fill out a form,” Mayor Caul pleaded.

Nomination forms are available at the front desk at the Civic Centre here or can be printed online at

To find out more information about the nomination process, contact deputy clerk Kathy Lawson at 274-5323 ext. 1212 or email her at