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Waterloo Award

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The Waterloo Award is the City of Waterloo's highest civic honour. Individuals of all ages, whose outstanding contributions have enhanced the quality of life in our community, are eligible for this award. Fifty individuals have received a Waterloo Award since its inception in 1997.

Waterloo is a vibrant city in which to live, work, learn and play. Its foundation is based on entrepreneurship, discovery and innovation. Its future will benefit from people who embody a spirit of creativity and collaboration, who demonstrate leadership and innovative thinking - people who look outside the box to find new and inventive ways to improve our community.

2018 Waterloo Award recipient

The 2018 recipient of this prestigious civic award is Isabel Cisterna, for making such a positive impact on our community. 

She will be recognized by Mayor Jaworsky and members of council at the televised city council meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. This is a highly anticipated ceremony and we encourage recipients, their nominators and family members to attend.

Fifty outstanding individuals have received a Waterloo Award since its inception in 1997.  

More information

Nominations by immediate family members, self-nominations and posthumous nominations shall not be accepted. Current members of City of Waterloo Council may not submit a nomination nor be eligible to receive the award. Other municipal, provincial or federally elected representatives or those running for office may submit a nomination but are not eligible to receive the award while in office. Current City of Waterloo employees may submit a nomination for others but are not eligible to receive the award.

Nominations are kept confidential and nominees are only publically profiled if they receive the Waterloo Award.

Nominations will reopen in 2019. Consider nominating someone you know who has made life better in Waterloo.

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