Our Citizen Recognition Program helps recognize community members for their commitment to our community or for bringing pride to the Township of Russell. 

Requests/nominations are accepted throughout the year.

Request a Certificate from the Mayor

If you or a loved one is celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary, or other event deserving recognition, you can request a certificate of recognition from the Mayor.

 Examples of certificate recognition include:

  • Milestone Birthdays (Age 75, 80, or more)
  • Wedding Anniversary (50 years married or more)
  • Retirement
  • Business Achievement
  • Launch or Grand Opening
  • School event

Email the Clerk's Office to request a certificate of recognition from the Mayor. Your certificate can be mailed, picked up at Town Hall, or presented by the Mayor (or a council member in their absence).

The recipient must currently live within the Township of Russell.

For questions about getting a certificate of recognition, contact our Clerk's Office.

Community Award

We present a Community Award to those who have made an exceptional contribution to the community, beyond an act of kindness. Recipients have taken action to make the Township of Russell a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Recipients receive a medallion from the Mayor.

Contact the Communications Department for the Citizen Recognition Nomination Form.

 

Recipients do not have to reside in or have come from the Township of Russell, however their contributions must be related directly to the Township.

The Community Award is formerly known as the Community Builder Award.

Key to the Township

We present the Key to the Township to persons, organizations, or groups who represent the Township of Russell on a national or global scale, with an exceptional level of integrity and pride. This may be:

  • a contribution on behalf of the Township; and/or,
  • if they originate from the Township of Russell, a contribution that reflects exceptionally well on the Township. Recipients do not have to reside in or have come from the Township of Russell if their national or global contribution is on behalf of the Township of Russell.

Recipients receive a ceremonial key.

Contact the Communications Department for the Citizen Recognition Nomination Form.


Recipients

We thank all recipients for their dedication to our community.

Award Recipients
Name Award Received Reason for Recognition
Alain Bertrand Community Award, 2019 Quick thinking and action of bravery in saving the life of Mrs. Elaine Bourget on December 31, 2018.
Brigitte Lanthier Community Award, 2019 Quick thinking and action of bravery in saving the life of Mrs. Elaine Bourget on December 31, 2018.
Amy Floyd Community Award, 2019 Going above and beyond to improve the lives of those inside and outside her classroom.

Citizen Recognition Policy

Our Citizen Recognition Policy is available by request.