Mayor's Commendations

Mayor’s Commendation Awards are given annually to those who have volunteered their time and effort to make significant contributions to the community. 

Anyone can nominate an individual or an organization. The nomination period usually is February and March. The 2021 nominations are now closed and under review.

Mayor Jim Hovland will present awards to the winners in April. There will be no Community Volunteer Recognition Reception this year.

Award Categories

  • Mayor’s Service Club Commendation: Awarded to an organization that has made outstanding contributions to the community at large.
  • Mayor’s Individual Service Commendation: Awarded to an individual for outstanding and exceptional volunteer service to the community at large.
  • Mayor’s Outstanding Senior Commendation: Awarded to a senior citizen for outstanding volunteer service within the community.
  • Mayor’s Youth Commendation: Awarded to a young person who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life in the community.
  • Mayor’s Commendation for Service to Youth: Awarded to an individual or organization making a positive impact on the lives of Edina youth.
  • Mayor’s Community Involvement Commendation: Awarded to a City employee for outstanding volunteer service to the community above and beyond his or her position with the City.

2020 Winners Videos

Mayor Jim Hovland surprised last year's winners around town during the summer. See some of those moments as captured in the Mayor's Minute videos.