The Everyday Political Citizen Contest 2015

Each year, the Samara Foundation runs the Everyday Political Citizen contest, which recognizes Canadians who’ve made invaluable contributions to their communities through volunteerism. The City of Edmonton joined up with Samara in 2014, and will be doing so again this year.

Last year, the City of Edmonton took home the title of municipality with the most nominations for the Everyday Political Citizen. We also are the proud home of last year’s youth category winner, Nessa Deans. Needless to say, I think we can have an even stronger showing this year.

If your community, work, or personal life has been positively impacted by someone who volunteers their time to provide leadership, consider nominating them for the Everyday Political Citizen campaign. It’s a wonderful way to recognize the effort that so many Edmontonians put into improving our city and communities.

Youth Involvement

This year, we’d also like to see the youth category flooded with great youth leaders from Edmonton. If you know a young person (age 18 or under) who exemplifies leadership and community spirit, please nominate them as well. This type of recognition could really encourage a youth who is just starting out.

Nominate Someone Today

It’s easy to nominate. Go to and fill in the form.

The deadline for nominations is October 19th, so don’t forget to recognize those who have made an impact in your life.