For the eighth consecutive year, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) is inviting the public to submit nominations for the J-P St-Pierre Award.

The J-P St-Pierre Award is bestowed upon deserving residents of the UCPR and was first initiated in 2015 in memory of Jean-Paul St-Pierre, who served as Mayor of the Township of Russell and Warden of the UCPR before passing away suddenly in 2014. Nominations for the 2022  J-P St-Pierre Award must be submitted before 4 p.m. on October 21, 2022.

A resident of the Village of Russell for more than 40 years, St-Pierre  also previously held positions of councillor and served as a Police Village of Russell Trustee.  In 2014, St-Pierre was Chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC).

“Citizens as committed and as devoted as Mr. St-Pierre are literally driving our communities forward and helping shape a better world for our future generations,” explained Daniel Lafleur, Warden of the UCPR. “With the many challenges over the past few years, numerous citizens of the region have made a difference in our community, and we must recognize their significant contribution.”

This high municipal distinction aims to celebrate the exceptional contributions of individuals in many areas of life within the UCPR, including arts and culture, business and professions, charitable work, health, education, public service, media and communications, sports and recreation, agriculture, the environment, or other areas contributing to the well-being of the region’s citizens.

A maximum of two awards will be presented during the 2022 UCPR Warden’s Banquet, to be held on November 19. This year, major improvements have been made to the nomination process to simplify it. It is now possible to submit a nomination in a few clicks via an online form.

Any resident of the UCPR who, as part of their professional duties or otherwise, has made a significant contribution to the community, is eligible for this prestigious award. To submit a nomination or for more information, residents may visit the UCPR’s website, contact Olivier Berthiaume by phone at 613 675-4661, or send an email to [email protected].