Volunteers are important in our community. The Community Builder Award is presented each year to a local volunteer who has helped shape and promote our community through their work. You can nominate a volunteer to receive this award. The recipient is selected by Council, and presented with the award at the volunteer appreciation dinner. Above all, this award recognizes those who strive to make the Municipality of Meaford such an incredible place to live, work and play.


Nominees must be a volunteer who has displayed continued dedication to a cause or causes that have benefited the citizens of Meaford. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Exemplary service with a community group or special interest group
  • Exemplary service on a committee or local board
  • Organizing and/or running events or other activities that contribute to the unique cultural atmosphere of the community

Nominees must be active volunteers or have been an active volunteer within the past five (5) years. Nominees must volunteer individually or for a community group or special interest group based in the municipality. Consideration may also be given to individuals associated with organizations based outside of the municipality, so long as their efforts can be shown to have provided a material benefit to Meaford and its citizens.

Current members of the Council of the Municipality of Meaford are ineligible to receive the award. Current employees of the Municipality of Meaford are ineligible to receive this award, except where their volunteer efforts can be shown to be fully distinct from their paid position.

Prior recipients of the award cannot be nominated for another five (5) years.


 Make a Nomination

The Municipality of Meaford is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Community Builder Award.

Application Deadline: Sunday March 15, 2020

Nomination Form

 Recipient Selection
All nominations will be reviewed by members of Council of the Municipality of Meaford during a closed session of Council. Council may elect not to select an award recipient in any given if year if no nominations are deemed to be appropriate. Identifiable information regarding nominated individuals shall not be released to the public at any time. Only the name of the individual receiving the award shall be made public. If no nominations are received Council may, at their discretion, present the award to an individual of their choosing.
 2019 Winners

Community Builders of the Year 2019 Marilyn and Richard Morris

Community Builders of the year 2019, Richard and Marilyn Morris with Mayor Barb Clumpus.

At the annual volunteer appreciation dinner held by the Municipality of Meaford on Wednesday April 10th, Marilyn and Richard Morris were awarded Meaford’s first annual Community Builder of the Year Award.

The Municipality of Meaford established the Community Builder Award in 2019 to acknowledge outstanding individuals who have helped shape and promote the municipality through their devotion to volunteering on behalf of Meaford and its residents.

“I can’t think of more fitting recipients for our first Community Builder Award” said Mayor Barb Clumpus. “For over 20 years Marilyn and Richard have worked tirelessly to put Meaford on the map with the Scarecrow Invasion. They have set the bar pretty high as models of volunteerism in our community, and have truly made a difference to the quality of life here.”

“We feel honoured and humbled by this prestigious recognition of work that we love” said Marilyn Morris. “It's all about the passion that you feel for the work you do as a volunteer, and for the community in which you live. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve our community.”

The Municipality would also like to thank all of the other community volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to making the Municipality of Meaford a great place to live, work and play.

The Community Builder Award will be presented at the volunteer appreciation dinner scheduled for Wednesday April 22, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Meaford and St. Vincent Arena.


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