City Awards & Commendations

Photo Contest

Submit your entries at EdinaMag.com.

The City of Edina is partnering with Edina Magazine to present the 13th-Annual Images of Edina Photo Contest. Online submissions for the 2017 contest are accepted April 3 to June 16.

All submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 16. Click here for rules and guidelines.

Heritage Preservation Award

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The Edina Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) sponsors an annual “Edina Heritage Award” to showcase local historic preservation activity.

The Edina Heritage Award is given to an individual, family, company or organization that has contributed to the historic fabric of the community and made an outstanding contribution to the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and use of Edina’s heritage resource.The heritage resource must be located in the City of Edina.

The deadline to submit a nomination is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Nominations may also be submitted to the Edina Heritage Award, Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina, MN 55424.

View past Heritage Preservation Award recipients here.

Mayor’s Commendation for Service to Youth

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not currently being accepted.

Awarded to an individual or organization making a positive impact in the lives of Edina youth.

Mayor’s Community Involvement Commendation

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not currently being accepted.

Awarded to a City employee for outstanding volunteer service to the community, above and beyond his or her position with the City.

Mayor’s Individual Service Commendation

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not currently being accepted.

Awarded to an individual for his or her outstanding and exceptional volunteer service to the community at large.

Mayor’s Outstanding Senior Commendation

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not currently being accepted.

Awarded to a senior citizen for outstanding volunteer service within the community.

Mayor’s Service Club Commendation

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not currently being accepted.

Awarded to a club or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the community through its regular activities or through special projects.

Mayor’s Youth Commendation

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not currently being accepted.

Awarded to a young person who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life in the community.
 

Officer of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Officer of the Year Award is named after Mike Siitari, who served as Edina Police Chief from 1999 to 2009. The Award recognizes an Edina Police Officer each year who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations from the public and City employees are accepted and winners are selected by the Edina Crime Prevention Fund. Individuals eligible for nomination must be police officers for the Edina Police Department.

To nominate a candidate, submit the name of the officer and a few sentences describing the nominee’s achievements. Nominations for the award can be sent to Nancy Karkhoff at nkarkhoff@EdinaMN.gov or the Edina Crime Prevention Fund; Re: Officer of the Year; 4801 W. 50th St.; Edina, MN 55424.

Tom Oye Award

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The Edina Human Rights and Relations Commission annual Tom Oye Human Rights Award honors the late Tom Oye and other members of the community whose good works promote human relations and advance human rights.

Oye was a longtime Edina resident and humanitarian who demonstrated courage and compassion in the advancement of human rights. He helped found the Edina Human Rights and Relations Commission in 1970 and served on it for more than 30 years. Oye was a Nisei soldier in World War II, a second-generation Japanese American who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, one of the most decorated units in U.S. military history. In 2003, Oye received the Prize for Humanity by the Immortal Chaplains Foundation.

Individuals who live, study or work in Edina, or who make significant contributions to Edina, are eligible for the Tom Oye Human Rights Award.

Nominees are evaluated based on their efforts to foster respect and dignity for others, model courage and/or compassion in the advancement of human rights, and demonstrate leadership by example for improving human relations and/or advancing human rights. The definition of human rights has evolved to include: freedom from discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, familial status or national origin.

View past Tom Oye Award recipients here.

 

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