The many good deeds done by Chatham-Kent residents will be getting more attention thanks to a public recognition program being adopted by the municipality.
Ironically, the Good Neighbour Recognition Program was conceived by a local resident who wanted to emphasize all of the good things being done in the community.
Beginning Tuesday, October 12, residents can go to Let’s Talk Chatham-Kent, provide the name of the person they would like to nominate what action prompted the nomination.
Nominations will be sent to Chatham-Kent Council for a final decision and successful nominees will receive a $25 gift card from a local business. The cost of the cards will be covered by TekSavvy Solutions. There is a limit of 100 cards for the 2021/2022 program year.
“TekSavvy is proud to support this great initiative within the Chatham-Kent Community,” said Dava Robichaud of TekSavvy, in a press release.
“It is important to It is important to recognize the good work and initiative of our neighbours building strong community ties.”
The person nominating the neighbour will receive the card and thank you gift and be asked to deliver them to their neighbour.
Mayor Darrin Canniff said the entire idea speaks to community involvement.
“The fact that someone in the community came up with the idea and members of the community will be bringing forth the nominees is great. Adding to the fact that the successful nominees get a gift card from a local business and that the entire program is being underwritten by one of our foremost corporate citizens is fantastic,” Mayor Caniff said in a media release.