The Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Municipal Politics recognizes retired women municipal politicians who have shown exemplary service to their community and constituents and who has mentored or is mentoring women elected to or interested in running for municipal office. It 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 who are no longer holding elected office will be considered.

Applications should include a biography (up to 500 words) of the nominee as well as up to three letters of support from the nominator and others who worked with individual.

Please include:

  1. Name of the nominee, and details of where and how long she served as an elected municipal government official. 
  2. Brief overview (up to 500 words) of her community service, regional engagement, or national/international experience while in municipal government. 
  3. Details of how she has or continues to mentor women elected to or interested in running for municipal office. 

Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2020

All nominations will be kept confidential and nomination documents will not be returned.

The chair and vice-chairs of the Standing Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government and an FCM Table Officer will select the award recipient. 

Nominations are now closed

Take a look at our past recipients.

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