Municipality of Arran-Elderslie to celebrate 25th amalgamation with volunteer recognition program

Several municipalities throughout Bruce and Grey counties are celebrating the 25th anniversary of amalgamation.

The amalgamation of Arran Township, Town of Chesley, Elderslie Township, Village of Paisley, and the Village of Tara were formed into the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie. Amalgamation has proven we are stronger together, working as one team, with dedicated staff and community volunteers.

The Municipality recognizes the hard work and dedication that volunteers give to the community which enhances the social, cultural, and economic well-being of residents. As a result, the Municipality has developed a volunteer recognition program to formally recognize individuals who make selfless contributions towards the betterment of the Municipality, in honour of the twenty-five (25) years of amalgamation.


1. Those who have contributed to the betterment of Arran-Elderslie are eligible to receive this award.

2. Those being nominated do not have to live in Arran-Elderslie, however, they must have made a positive impact on the Municipality through their volunteer and community initiatives. They may also be nominated for the award posthumously.

3. Nominees are permitted to be individuals, organizations, families, partners, groups, and associations.

Call for Nominations:

The call for nominations will start on April 1, 2024.

The nomination form must be completed in full by the deadline for the nomination to be considered. Fillable forms can be foundĀ here,Ā and paper copies of the form are available at the Municipal Office (1925 Bruce 10, Chesley). They may be submitted to the Clerkā€™s office via email atĀ cfraser@arran-elderslie.caĀ or in person at the Municipal Office.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Awarding Process:

Nominations will be considered by the Council of the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie in closed session of Council. The number of awards issued will be twenty-five (25). Staff will notify the recipients of the award. The awards will be issued during the Arran-Elderslie 25 Years of Amalgamation Celebration on Saturday, June 8, 2024, which will be held at Chesley Community Park.

Program Resources:

Full Program DetailsĀ 

Nomination Form