Order of Hamilton

Order of Hamilton Nomination

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The Order of Hamilton recognizes the exceptional voluntary contributions of individual Hamiltonians to the building of a better and improved City of Hamilton. Individuals resident in the City at the time of the awarding of the Order must have demonstrated an exceptional voluntary contribution to community building and/or service in Hamilton. The contributions must be determined to have been over and above their professional contributions to the City of Hamilton.

Application intake for 2019 nominations is now closed.

“Hamilton has long been a centre of volunteerism. The Order of Hamilton recognizes and celebrate Hamiltonians who have made exceptional contributions through their volunteer efforts in building community and improving the lives of our residents.”- Mayor Fred Eisenberger

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why an Order of Hamilton?

  • The Order of Hamilton recognizes the exceptional voluntary contributions of individual Hamiltonians to the building of a better and improved City of Hamilton.

When and where is the Order of Hamilton awarded?

  • The Order is awarded at the Mayor’s New Years Levy normally held at Hamilton City Hall on the Sunday following New Years Day.

How is a person nominated to receive the Order of Hamilton?

  • A person is nominated to receive the Order through a nomination process found online, at Hamilton City Hall, or any of the Municipal Service Centres and at any branch of the Hamilton Public Library. The nomination form must be accompanied by at least one letter of reference from someone other than the nominator and with the signed agreement of the person being nominated.

What does the awardee receive when awarded the Order of Hamilton?

  • The recipient of the Order receives a ¾ inch lapel pin along with a 2-inch medal and accompanying ribbon.

Who determines who receives the Order of Hamilton?

  • The Order is awarded by a committee consisting of the City Manager, the Clerk, and chaired by the Mayor. No more than 10 are awarded in any given year. If the judges are unable to determine a suitable candidate no award will be given in that year.

Why is someone awarded the Order of Hamilton?

  • Individuals resident in the City of Hamilton at the time of the awarding of the Order must have demonstrated an exceptional voluntary contribution to community building and/or service in the City of Hamilton. The contributions must be determined to have been over and above their professional contributions to the City of Hamilton.