February 4, 2016
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Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm at the Novi Civic Center
Come honor the men and women who keep Novi safe at the annual Police and Fire Awards ceremony at the Novi Civic Center.

The free community event celebrates the accomplishments and recognizes the professional development achievements of those who protect and serve the community.

Both departments will recognize employees of the year, including Police Officer of the Year, Civilian Employee of the Year and Firefighter of the Year at the event. There also will be numerous other recognitions throughout the evening. 

For more information about the Novi Police and Fire Departments, visit cityofnovi.org.
Novi Youth Assistance looking for students who go above and beyond
The City of Novi is fortunate to have young leaders who give freely of their time and talents for the betterment of their organization, school, family or community.

These acts of service often take place behind the scenes, but Novi Youth Assistance wants to recognize them for going above and beyond.

If you know of a young person who is presently a Novi resident and deserves to be honored, complete the Youth Recognition Nomination Form and return it to Novi Youth Assistance no later than Friday, February 19.

Students in grades 7-12 are eligible, this includes students who have grown in maturity, developed self-esteem and have gained a sense of responsibility. Some examples of service include: tutoring, hospital or nursing home service, beautification activities, school service projects, as well as significant academic or social improvement.

All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided, so please be sure to include any relevant information that would help during the selection process. Nominees will be honored with a Certificate of Recognition.
Chamber hosting "Toast of the Town" Gala on March 18

Novi is full of high quality businesses that put an emphasis on customer service, taking care of their employees and giving back to the community.


So in an effort to honor these companies, the Novi Chamber of Commerce needs your help with nominations for the 2015 Novi Business Recognition Awards.

The award categories are: "Community Builder," "Best Place to Work" and "Customer Service Excellence." The deadline for nominations is February 8, and the application form can be emailed to info@novichamber.com.


Awards will be presented by WDIV host Chuck Gaidica on March 18 at the "Toast of the Town" Gala and Live Auction at the Baronette Renaissance.

The Gala runs from 6:30-10:30pm and includes strolling appetizers, dinner and jazz quartet, live auction, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $80 per person or $600 for a table of eight. After March 7, prices go up to $90 per person or $675 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased here.

Deadline to register is 5pm on Monday, February 8
The Presidential primary election is a little over a month away, and if you are not yet registered to vote you must do so by Monday to cast a ballot.

City residents who are at least 18 years old can register to vote at the Novi City Clerk's Office from 8-5pm, Monday through Friday. A voter registration form can be found here

There are three elections this year, the Presidential Primary March 8, the Michigan Primary August 2 and the General Election November 8. The deadline to register to vote in any of the elections is 30 days before the election. Sample ballots can be viewed online at Michigan.gov/vote

Also this year, registered voters in Precincts 20 and 21 will have new polling locations. Precinct 21 has been split, while the City added Precinct 22 at Deerfield Elementary. Voters in Precinct 20 and the reconfigured Precinct 21 will vote at Novi Middle School.

Residents with any questions about the voting process can contact elections@cityofnovi.org.