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. 

Nominations are accepted in March. Awards are announced during the annual Community Volunteer Recognition Reception held in Spring.

The 2020 reception was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, Mayor Jim Hovland surprised the winners around town during the summer. See the videos below of those surprise moments.

Mayor's Commendations


 Awards are given in these 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.