Kingborough Council is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year.
Nominations for outstanding Kingborough community members opened on August 27 and are due to close at midnight on Monday, October 12.
Chair of the Kingborough Awards Committee, Cr Paula Wriedt spoke of the importance of volunteers to the community.
“Volunteers in Kingborough have been critical for the health and well-being of our community during 2020,” said Cr Wriedt.
“The unique and prolonged circumstances of living though a pandemic have affected us all and impacted many.
“What continues to amaze us at council is the versatility, adaptability and resilience of the volunteers, who have supported so many people in need this year.
“We have seen a huge wave of support for volunteer organisations with food packages and grants.
“There has also been some very innovative support programs and home activity ideas, which have connected us all online and demonstrated the strength we have within our neighbourhoods.
“I hope we will be able to recognise these outstanding members of our community through the Kingborough Awards and I encourage everyone to take the time to nominate their local hero or heroes.”
An online form is available at www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/awards-ceremonies
Council’s Community Development Officer is available for more information and advice on 6211 8170.
The Kingborough Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the Kingborough Community Hub.
Pictured: The Kingston Volunteer Fire Brigade was award the 2010 Community Group of the Year award for their commitment to their community. (PS)