Do you know a special person who should be recognised for their voluntary work for the community?
Nominations for the 2017 Waitaki District Citizens’ Awards will open on Monday 22 May. The nomination period will be open for six weeks, closing on Friday 30 June.
“The Citizens’ Awards are our way of thanking some of our community members who voluntarily give their time without any expectation of return, they often just get on with helping others, and get satisfaction from making a positive difference,” says Mayor Gary Kircher.
“These people can be volunteers in any area of our community – they may coach sport, they could be neighbours who help with daily chores, or people who volunteer for a number of local bodies. The contribution within our community is great, and we want to be able to say thanks to them.”
Eight people throughout Waitaki were last year’s recipients, having been recognised for the contribution they make to their communities in a variety of ways. From adult literacy, radio host, contributing to the welfare of the community, volunteering for the fire service and providing entertainment for elderly residents, each recipient had their community at the heart of their volunteer service and it is hoped that more people like them will be nominated this year.
To recognise a special volunteer for their work and nominate them for a Waitaki Citizen Award, please go to the Waitaki Citizens Awards page to download a nomination form.