Mayor Jim Watson and Stittsville Ward Councillor Shad Qadri presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Omar Sultan at today’s City Council meeting, recognizing his continued leadership and dedication to his community.
The father of five young children, Omar still finds time to be an active volunteer and philanthropist. In fact, his children have been the catalyst for him to get involved in a wide variety of roles and capacities, and his volunteer work has touched the lives of many.
He has been the president of the Munster Cooperative Nursery School for the past four years, guiding the schools committee and organizing fundraisers to ensure the nursery’s continued financial viability. He founded the Jackson Trails Community Association in June 2014 and is currently the president of the organization. He has coached various hockey teams in the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association over the past eight years, and is the head Beaver Leader for the Stittsville Beaver Pack.
The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include lifelong service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or other exemplary achievements. Individuals, groups or organizations may be nominated by members of City Council or the public. The award is presented at the beginning of each City Council meeting.