Citizen of the Year Nominations

This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Hamilton community and who have brought outstanding and remarkable attention to the Hamilton community beyond our municipal borders.

The winner will be honoured at a ceremony in the Spring at the Hamilton Chamber’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Royal Bank of Canada for their continued support of this distinction.

History of the Citizen of the Year Award:

The honour dates back to 1938, when the Hamilton Advertising & Sales Club began the tradition. Over the next 60 years they cared for it as few others would or could.   In 1997, however, the Club found it necessary to cease operations, but those who remained wanted to be sure that the Citizen of the Year Awards continued. They approached The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, which already held ownership of the same program in Ancaster and Dundas, and asked that it consider accepting responsibility for the program, effective 1999. With the help of the Royal Bank and The Hamilton Spectator, the Chamber agreed to do so.  On behalf of a grateful community, the Hamilton Chamber thanks all Ad & Sales Club Members, who, for 60 years, contributed to making what is today the community’s premier event saluting citizenship and volunteerism.  Past notable winners include Ron Foxcroft, Colin Millar, and the Honourable Lincoln Alexander.

Nominations are now closed.