The Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman/Non-Binary Person in Municipal Politics recognizes retired women or non-binary municipal politicians who have shown exemplary service to their community and constituents and leadership in mentoring other elected women/non-binary people or those who want to run.

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/non-binary people who are no longer holding elected office are considered.

The deadline for nominations is: May 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT)

The application form asks for key information about the nominee, as well as for you to upload 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 the nominee served as an elected municipal government official.
  2. Brief overview of their community service, regional engagement, or national/international experience while in municipal government.
  3. Details of how they have or continue to mentor women/non-binary people elected to or interested in running for municipal office.

All nominations will be kept confidential and nomination documents will not be returned. The award winner will be recognized at the 2024 Annual Conference in Calgary.

Application Form


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