Civic Distinction Awards
Thank you to all of our 2020 award recipients and nominees for your outstanding contributions to the City of Surrey!
The Civic Distinction Awards are awards of excellence that acknowledge business and community leaders who have made a major contribution to the City of Surrey in their respective fields. By recognizing their work, these awards foster a culture of excellence in Surrey and highlight the people and projects that are leading the way.
The Civic Distinction Awards was held virtually on December 10, 2020 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Surrey’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel. You can still view the awards ceremony and help celebrate our nominees and award recipients. The next Civic Distinction Awards will be held in 2024.
Nominations were received in all award categories including:
- Arts & Heritage
- Beautification and Enhancement
- Mayor’s Choice
- Sport Tourism
Thank you to all of our award recipients and nominees for your outstanding contributions to the City of Surrey and the individuals who took the time to nominate and recognize the individuals, community organizations or businesses for their deserving work.
We also would like to thank the review panels who selected the award recipients, performers, our MC, Charmaine Crooks, and everyone who contributed to the creation of this awards ceremony.
The Heart Award, Sport Tourism Award and Beautification and Enhancement Award recipients were reviewed by a panel of community members and staff and endorsed by the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. The Environmental Award recipients were selected by the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee.
The Arts & Heritage Award had separate panels: the art subcategory recipients were selected by a panel of past Civic Treasures Award recipients and endorsed by the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee. The heritage subcategory recipients were selected by the Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission.
The Design Awards recipients were selected by a jury of urban design professionals.
The Mayor’s Choice Award recipients were selected by a panel of community members and staff with final selection by the Mayor.
All award recipient recommendations are endorsed by Mayor and Council.