The recognitions of the city of Keila are Aukodanik, medal of the city of Keila, culture award of the city of Keila, badge of honor of the city of Keila, letter of honor and letter of thanks.
Honorary citizens and the names of the recipients of medals, cultural awards and badges of honor are entered in the Book of Honor of the city of Keila.
People who have been in the service of the city or who have worked for the city are recognized with a service badge of the first or second degree.
The procedure for recognition of the city of Keila.
Find out more about the laureates recognized in the city of Keila below.
On December 16, 1990, the city of Keila issued three titles of honorary citizens of Keila, which were accompanied by the so-called Johan Tähe medal, which was presented to the participants at an event held in the Mihkli Church in Keila.
The first mayor of Keila became the honorary citizen of Keila Johann Star, Rudolph Oja, August Heinla.
Johan Tahe the medal was accepted on behalf of the descendants by his granddaughter, University of Minnesota professor Mati Kaups.
Rudolph Oja (1908 -1996) was an educator, music teacher, choir director and composer in Keila.
August Heinla awarded the honorary title for promoting Keila's social life.
No honorary citizen titles have been issued in Keila since.
The honorary badge of the city of Keila is awarded to a resident or collective of the city of Keila as a tribute to an outstanding achievement in their field or field or contribution to it. Fields can include education (primary education, basic education, secondary education, vocational education, higher education, further and retraining, lifelong learning, hobby education, youth work), culture, sports and social work. The honorary badge of the city of Keila is accompanied by a certificate.
001 – Keila City Government decided on May 5, 2017 to award Keila city with the first badge of honor Mairoos Kala(1934 – 2019) for his contribution to the educational life and social activities of the city of Keila. Mayor Enno Fels handed over the first badge of honor on Keila Day, May 27, 2017.
002 – On June 2, 2017, the City Government complied with Mayor Enno Fels' proposal and decided to award Keila City II badge of honor No. 002 Hillar Palamets'ale (13.7.1927 – 20.5.2022) for his contribution to the cultural life and social activities of the city of Keila. The mayor handed over the sign on June 27 at the Harju county library, when Palamets presented Hillar Palamets's book "Stories from Keila and beyond", published by Keila Lehe, which originated from the Palamets stories published in Keila Lehe.
003 – On October 10, the Keila City Council decided to give the city of Keila a badge of honor to a resident of Keila for his contribution to the literary life of the city of Keila and the Republic of Estonia, and to the development of the large company Harju Elekter operating in the city of Keila. Hans-Erik Laansalu'le (22.3.1933 - 12.6.2020) (with the writer's name Erik Tohvri). The sign was supposed to be handed over on Saturday, October 26, at the autumn party of the Keila City Senior Citizens' Association at the Cultural Center, but Tohvri could not go there due to health reasons. Therefore, the mayor Enno Fels and the deputy mayor went Eike Käsi to hand over the badge of honor to Laansalu's home, where Endel Palla, chairman of the board of AS Harju Elekter, and Jakob Saks, board member of the Institute of Integralogy, had already proposed the awarding of the badge.
The medal of the city of Keila was established by the Keila City Council on 12.05.1998. regulation in connection with the 60th anniversary of the granting of city rights to Keila. The Keila City Council awards merit badges to both Estonian citizens and foreigners for special services rendered to the city of Keila.
The badge is cast in white metal and consists of a stylized image of a pine tree and the coat of arms of the city of Keila attached between its roots. The shield of the coat of arms is gilded, the recess of the cornflower is filled with blue enamel. The number of the decoration and the year of awarding the decoration are engraved on the back of the decoration. The badge of the city of Keila is a reduced image of the middle motif of the mayor's official coin. According to the decision of the Keila City Council made in 2002 to change the bylaws of the Keila city decoration, cavaliers of the decoration will receive a miniature of this decoration with the decoration. The width of the miniature, which exactly copies the medal, is 15 mm and the height is 20 mm.
While the Order of Merit is worn at festive events, the miniature of the Order of Merit is intended for everyday wear.
The medal of the city of Keila and the accompanying certificate were made by artists Kuldar Hütt and Terje-Irena Hütt.
The cavaliers of the Order of Keila city are:
No. 1 Dieter Weiss, the mayor of Barsbüttel, who with his activities in 1989-1998. has secured the continuity of friendship ties between the city of Keila and the municipality of Barsbüttel and supported the development of the city of Keila on a new basis.
No. 2 Indrek Sei, for high-level sports achievements, with which he has brought awareness to the Republic of Estonia and the city of Keila on the world stage.
No. 3 Rein Siim, (1949 – 2019) in recognition of his merits in the development of the city of Keila and its democratically elected representative body.
No. 4 Hans Palla, recognizing his significant and long-term services in the development of the economy and infrastructure of the city of Keila.
No. 5 Harry Raemaekers, recognizing his services as an initiator and promoter of student and cultural exchange between the city of Keila and Nieuvegein in the Netherlands.
No. 6 Koidula Suitcase (1925 – 2017), in recognition of his life's work in educating dancers and promoting folk dance.
No. 7 Svend Roed Nielsen, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Republic of Estonia in 1995-2000, evaluating his contribution to the development of the city of Keila.
No. 8 Vello Vensel (1941 – 2004), for great services in the development of the Keila city municipality, for the establishment and development of banking in the city of Keila, and for the establishment, development and management of the charity movement in the city of Keila.
No. 9 Antje Harde, for organizing the action "Privatinitiative für Keila".
No. 10 Leino Mägi, for services in establishing the Keila Health Center and promoting the life of the city.
No. 11 Endel Palla, who as the head of AS Harju Elekter has acted in the interests of the development of the city of Keila.
No. 12 Ina Ahlrichs, for the development of cooperation and student exchange between the city of Keila and Barsbüttel municipality.
No. 13 Aado Salumäe, for the long-term promotion of model aviation in the city of Keila.
No. 14 Ruth Kukner, for recording the history of Keila city and Keila school.
No. 15 Favorite Kirsme (1941 – 2014), Chairman of the Council of AS Harju KEK - for establishing a modern industrial village in Keila.
No. 16 Liisa Ruha, Chairwoman of the Huittis Finnish-Estonian Society - Keila Sõpruslinna Huittis for promoting long-term Finnish-Estonian contacts.
No. 17 Antanas Paleckas, Keila Sõpruslinna Birtsonas city government official - for bringing hot air balloons to Keila.
No. 18 Ülo Jõgi (1921 – 2007), for services to the education of the youth of Keila. (Given posthumously)
No. 19 Andres Allikmäe, for business development and supporting education, culture and sports.
Nr 20 Vambola Kaldre, for the restoration of the historic railway station building in Keila.
Nr 21 Gerd Münchov, for the development of the North-West Keila residential area.
Nr 22 Veiko Kaufmann, for the construction of water management in the city of Keila.
Nr 23 Elmar Oun, for creating and maintaining friendships between Keila and Nacka.
Nr 24 Madis Talgre, as the head of Harju KEK for cooperation with the city of Keila and the development of Keila Industrial Park.
Nr 25 Hans-Dieter Ellerbrock, as an activist of the twin cities movement, for years of work in developing friendly relations between Keila and Barsbüttel.
Nr 26 Ülo Kelement, for bearing continuity and dedication to Keila Miikael Church.
Nr 27 Merle Boom, for being a long-term and devoted mother in Keila SOS Children's Village.
Nr 28 Tõnu Toomsalu, in the long-term implementation of youth-oriented charity projects through the Kiwanis movement.
Nr 29 Inge Angerjas, for outstanding design of Keila's urban landscape throughout the year.
Nr 30 Andres Teppo, for high-level activities in promoting music life in Keila.
Nr 31 Tiina Sinijärv Keila for the development of youth work.
Nr 32 Valdur Vacht, for covering and recording the activities of the city of Keila in both words and pictures since 1999.
Nr 33 Enno Fels, for his worthy contribution to the development of the city of Keila for 25 years.
Nr 34 Weather Adamson, for promoting national culture.
Nr 35 Ester Paap, for maintaining relations with twin cities.
Nr 36 Present to Mälli for developing the economy, creating jobs and supporting the youth of Keila.
Nr 37 Mihkel Valdek for developing the economy, creating jobs and supporting the youth of Keila.
Nr 38 To Riina Sippol for shaping and managing the long-term social work and welfare of the city of Keila;
N39 Avo Reiska for professional and dedicated activities in managing the finances of the city of Keila.
Nr 40 Hurmi Väljämäele, to Keila School's recognized teacher of Estonian language and literature, who ignited the interest in culture and theater among young people.
Nr 41 Jaanus Väljamäe, for promoting the health movement, sports and youth work in the city of Keila.
The Keila City Council established the Keila Culture Award in 1997, with the aim of valuing the city's cultural life by recognizing its promoters. The award is given to a person or a group of persons for especially outstanding achievements in recent years or more lasting merits with a deeper meaning, which have enlivened the cultural life of Keila or honored the name of the city. The cultural award can also be awarded for life's work. Cultural life is understood in the statute of the award in a broader sense, including creativity, education, upbringing, science, folk culture, sports and other fields.
The Keila Culture Award is assigned to:
The Culture Award of 15 was awarded and handed out in an exceptional event on May 800, 23 at the cultural center:
Aksel Telgmaa – for a great contribution to the preservation of Estonian culture as the creator of original textbooks for Estonian schools;
Over the river – for the military historical book "Erna's "Legends" and in reality" and for years of work as a youth shooting coach in Keila.
Winners of the Keila 15 cultural award of 500 kroons:
Ene Oja – for his life's work as a promoter of Keila's cultural and educational life, preserver of traditions and chronicler of cultural life;
Mati Mandel – for the work that resulted in a book about the 1944 war events around Keila, a memorial stone for those who fell in battle, a memorial cross for veterans, as well as for archaeological research in Keila;
Golden Hut – for fruitful work as a metal artist, keeper of craft traditions and for the exhibition "47 years with iron hands".
Winners of the Keila 16 cultural award of 100 kroons:
Ruth Kukner – for life's work in the field of education and culture;
Helgi Rõõmussaar – for his life's work in the aesthetic upbringing of children;
Andres-Aare Tooming - for his long-term work in promoting and advocating dance culture and training young dancers as the founder of the children's and youth dance group Spekter and the long-standing artistic.m
Winners of the Keila 17 cultural award of 662 kroons:
Eva from Alla – for work in teaching and promoting the German language and culture and mediating cultural contacts;
Andrus Loog and Jüri Pere – for work in saving people and life, noting the successful limb retransplantation operation performed last year at Keila Hospital
Milvi Korsen – for long-term successful creative activity in the field of folk music.
Winners of the Keila 18 cultural award of 666 kroons:
Dawn Kirber – for long-term fruitful music-related activities in Keila, the county and the republic;
Helvi Jürisson – for life's work as a poet, children's writer and translator;
Vilve Nilk – for long-term work in passing on the traditions of folk culture.
Winners of the 29 Keila cultural award of 600 kroons
Folk dance teacher Reet Leemets – for promoting cultural life;
Teacher Leili Venda – for life's work.
Winners of the Keila 21 cultural award of 233 kroons:
Mati Strauss – for long-term services in heritage protection and for compiling the collection "Memorials of the War of Independence" published in 2002;
Irja Põlluveer – for the fruitful work of a coach and pedagogue and for promoting Keila's sports life;
Pilvi Põldmaa – for fruitful work in creating and managing the Harjumaa Museum and promoting the cultural life of the city of Keila.
Winners of the Keila 24 cultural award of 000 kroons:
The Teppo family – for high-level musical activity;
Heli Nurger – For preparing publications introducing the city of Keila in 2003 and for pedagogical work at the Harjumaa Museum.
Jula Virroja – for his life's work as a choir director and music teacher.
Winners of the Keila 26 cultural award of 400 kroons:
Jaanus Väljamäe – for contribution to the development of sports and youth work in the city of Keila;
Riina Sippol – for contribution to the development of social work in the city of Keila;
Lee Sepp – for long-term activities in the promotion of environmental education and youth work.
Winner of the 88 Keila cultural award of 522 kroons
Aivar Põldvee – for services in the long-term shaping of the cultural life of the city of Keila.
Winners of the Keila 53 cultural award of 000 kroons:
Otto Pruuns – for life's work in the promotion of checkers in the city of Keila;
Katrin Sassi – for promoting cultural life in the city of Keila.
Winners of the Keila 65 cultural award of 720 kroons:
Maret Pärnamets – for the work done with young people in the city of Keila;
Priit East Beach - for the promotion of sports and the health movement in the city of Keila in the years 1997 - 2007.
Winners of the Keila 25 cultural award of 000 kroons:
Tiiu Alakas – for tireless cultural, artistic and social work activities;
Helle Perens – for life's work in limestone research and recovery;
Sirje Rannamets – for spreading the spark of art in Keila.
The laureates of the Keila 25 cultural award of 000 kroons are:
Weather Adamson – Keila for enriching folk dance life;
Tiina Sinijärv – for commitment to young people;
Leino Mägi – for an important contribution to the creation and development of Keila's health trails.
The laureates of the Keila 1 cultural award of 500 euros are:
Tiia Peenmaa – for dedication to Keila's musical and cultural life;
Anneli Teimann – for long-term activities in promoting the creativity of Keila children.
The laureates of the Keila 1 cultural award of 000 euros are:
Anu Matteus and Arvo Pihlamets Keila for promoting and maintaining the continuity of choral music;
Template Blue Keila for preserving cultural and historical values;
Valdo Rüütelmaa Keila for restoring the traditions of wind instrument music and keeping it at a high level.
The laureates of the Keila 1000 cultural award of 2013 euros are:
Pille Metsson for promoting professional music life in the city of Keila;
Livia Telgmaa – excellent teacher, carrier of Estonian language and culture;
Anneli Pärlin ja Liisi Viigisalu for shaping the image of a child-, youth- and family-friendly city.
The laureates of the 1500-euro city of Keila cultural award in 2014 are:
Ruth Enoch for long-term dedicated activity in the field of librarianship;
Series Aija for creating and maintaining the continuity of gymnastics.
The laureates of the 1500-euro city of Keila cultural award in 2015 are
Mairoos Kala (as a lifetime achievement award) for a great contribution to the educational and cultural life of the city of Keila;
Jaanus Paalberg for long-term coaching and shaping young people's values through martial arts.
The laureates of the 1500-euro city of Keila cultural award in 2016 are:
Aare Lepiksaar for organizing cultural events and igniting music interest in young people;
Tarmo Hein for shaping the city's sports policy and promoting youth basketball.
The laureates of the 1500-euro city of Keila cultural award in 2017 are
Its Apr, who with great dedication teaches children to love music;
Pille Karras for preserving and valuing folk music.
The laureates of the 1500-euro city of Keila cultural award in 2018 are:
Aire Toms for preserving and spreading folk cultural heritage through folk dance;
Targo Kaldoja Keila for growing the football community.
The laureates of the 3000-euro city of Keila cultural award are in 2019 Riine Rozin ja Malle Saaroja for creating the community center Vaarikas Vahukoorega.
The laureates of the 1000-euro cultural prize of the city of Keila, determined by the city council, are:
Kai Kulbok, who is a voice amplifier, mentor and role model for young people;
Echo of the Tribe, who has enriched the activities of the Harju County Library by actively involving the community;
Keila Society of Friendship Cities, who is the keeper of the city's cultural memory and the bearer of friendships.
Keila City Council cultural award of 3000 euros in 2021 Hail to the Crown for long-term dedicated activity in capturing the life and events of the city of Keila.
The Keila City Council decided to award a 3000-euro cultural award to the city of Keila in 2022:
Agu Veetammele - dedicated to the editor of Keila Lehe, for the long-term coverage of Keila's life;
Margus to Minni – to a great musician, for enriching Keila's cultural life.
The Keila City Council set a cultural award of 3000 euros in 2023 Peep to Pahvi ja Üllar Kerdele for the coaching work, as a result of which Keila's representative team reached the basketball championship.
The most important events of 2013, explained by Keila Lehe, are the arrival of electric trains and the Harjumaa song and dance party organized in Keila for over 7 years.
The event of 2014 explained by Keila Lehe - Yard Stories Day
The two most important actions of 2015 explained by Keila Lehte - the construction of new bridges on the Tallinn-Paldiski highway and the replacement of street lighting in almost the entire city.
The most important act of 2016 chosen by Keila Lehe: the renovation and commissioning of the hospital building and the new steeple and carillon of the Miikael Church
The most important act of 2017 chosen by Keila Lehe is Independent Keila - the joint struggle of the people and authorities of the city of Keila against forced amalgamation during the administrative reform and maintaining the status of an independent municipality.
At the event dedicated to the 23st birthday of the Republic of Estonia held at the Keila Cultural Center on February 2019, 101, the Keila 2018 Maker of the year was awarded a letter of thanks to Margus Minn with the flag of the city of Keila for organizing and conducting the concert "Keila tähäd 2018" on Keila Day 2.
The title of the 2018 event was awarded to the establishment of a park of 100 oaks on the banks of the Keila river on May 2018, 18.
The 2019 event of the city of Keila is the production "Swallows of the Fatherland" belonging to the EV 100 theater series, organized by the Estonian Drama Theater and Nargenfestival. The makers of the city of Keila in 2019 are Anu Saluäär-Kall for the book "Ado Köögardal's diary 1944" and Arnd Matthias Burghardt for Keila Parish Days
Keila Maker of the Year 2020 - Keila TV (Gerhard Trolla and Karl Markus Veiberg).
Keila Year's Event 2020 - Keila Yard Stories 2020—"Keila stars" association Officers' wives (Miina Toht, Anneli Peterson, Anni Toom, Kairit Hein, Annika Tuulemäe and Ènne Mets).
Keila's Event of the Year is the 2021 Keila Park Concert (organized by Keila Kultuurikeskus).