Announcing the 2022 recipient:

Sheryl Spence, former mayor of the City of Warman, Saskatchewan.


The Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Municipal Politics recognizes retired women municipal politicians who have shown exemplary service to their community and constituents and who have mentored, or are mentoring, women elected to municipal office, or women who are interested in running.

The award is named in honour of FCM Past President Ann MacLean, who led FCM's campaign to increase the number of women in municipal politics across Canada.

Only women who are no longer holding elected office are considered.

The deadline for nominations was: May 8th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT)

Applications should include a biography (up to 500 words) of the nominee as well as up to two letters of support from the nominator and another person who worked with the individual. Please mention:

  1. Name of the nominee, and details of where and how long she served as an elected municipal government official.
  2. Brief overview (up to 500 words) of her community service, regional engagement, or national/international experience while in municipal government.
  3. Details of how she has or continues to mentor women elected to or interested in running for municipal office.

All nominations will be kept confidential and nomination documents will not be returned. The chair and vice-chairs of the Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government and an FCM Table Officer will select the award recipient. The award will be presented during FCM's 2022 Annual Conference from June 2-5 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Application Form

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