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
  • Businesses
  • 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).

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

Citizen Recognition Program

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

Community Builder Award


We give Community Builder Awards to those who are exceptional community members, making the Township of Russell a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Recipients receive a medallion from the Mayor.

The individual or group being considered for the Community Builder Award must live in the Township of Russell and be recognized by Council and/or the administration for improving our community in one of the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community Service / Volunteerism
  • Courage
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Legacy
  • Sports
  • Valour
  • Youth Leadership

 

 

Contact the Communications Department for the Citizen Recognition Nomination Form.

 

Luminaire Award (Celebrity Status)

 

We give the Luminaire Award to those with an exceptional status or achievement and represent/impact the community in a positive way.

Recipients receive a luminaire trophy. 

An individual or group considered for the Luminaire Award must:

  • Live or come from the Township of Russell;
  • Be a celebrity, or have an exceptional lifelong or outstanding performance, especially in arts and entertainment or sport; and,
  • Positively affect the Township's community members.

 

Contact the Communications Department for the Citizen Recognition Nomination Form.

Key to the Township


We present the Key to the Township to citizens, organizations, or groups who improve or represent our community on a global scale.

Recipients receive a ceremonial key in recognition of their efforts.

An individual or group considered for the Key to the Township must:

  • Live in or come from the Township of Russell;
  • Be recognized by the Mayor as an exceptional global ambassador.

 

Contact the Communications Department for the Citizen Recognition Nomination Form.

Naming of a Municipal Asset

 

We consider naming a municipal asset after a citizen, organization, or group who represent who have had an incredible impact on improving our community or the use/development of a municipal asset.

An individual or group considered for the Key to the Township must:

  • Live in or come from the Township of Russell;
  • Be recognized by the Mayor as an exceptional ambassador;
  • Have their contributions recognized by Council, in accordance with our Naming Policy.

No more than one asset can be named after one individual or group.

 

Contact the Communications Department for the Citizen Recognition Nomination Form.

Recipients

The following are recipients of the Community Builder Award, Luminaire Award, and Key to the Township.

We thank all for their dedication to civic duty and helping improve our community.

Brigitte Lanthier
Award Received Date Reason for Recognition
Community Builder Award December 2nd, 2019 On the evening of December 31st, 2018, Mrs. Elaine Bourget slipped and fell on ice when stepping outside for fresh air. Unable to get up from her fall, she remained outside for six hours in the freezing cold, suffering from serious injuries and frostbite. Mr. Alain Bertrand, who was driving by the next morning, saw Mrs. Bourget and turned around to help. As he was without a cellphone, he ran next-door and found Mrs Brigitte Lanthier for assistance. They called 911, covered Mrs. Bourget with blankets to keep her warm, and kept her conscious until brought to the hospital where she remained for the next two months. On behalf of Council and the Township of Russell, we honour Brigitte Lanthier for her quick act of bravery and her help in most likely saving the life of Mrs. Elaine Bourget on December 31, 2018.
Alain Bertrand
Award Received Date Reason for Recognition
Community Builder Award December 2nd, 2019 On the evening of December 31st, 2018, Mrs. Elaine Bourget slipped and fell on ice when stepping outside for fresh air. Unable to get up from her fall, she remained outside for six hours in the freezing cold, suffering from serious injuries and frostbite. Mr. Alain Bertrand, who was driving by the next morning, saw Mrs. Bourget and turned around to help. As he was without a cellphone, he ran next-door and found Mrs Brigitte Lanthier for assistance. They called 911, covered Mrs. Bourget with blankets to keep her warm, and kept her conscious until brought to the hospital where she remained for the next two months. On behalf of Council and the Township of Russell, we honour Alain Bertrand for his quick thinking, and action of bravery in most likely saving the life of Mrs. Elaine Bourget on December 31, 2018.

Citizen Recognition Policy

Our Citizen Recognition Policy and Procedure is available by request.