RUAPEHU CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
Nominations for this year’s Citizen Awards will open from this Monday 1 August through to Friday 7 October 2016.
There are two Citizen Awards given out yearly with one for the northern part of the district covering National Park, Taumarunui and Ohura under the Northern Ruapehu Citizen Award and one for the Waimarino-Waiouru area under the Waimarino Citizen Award.
Mayor Don Cameron said that the Citizen Awards provide important recognition of the value that Ruapehu places on volunteer workers in our communities.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise
and thank the outstanding contributions made by individuals to their
communities by performing voluntary, unpaid work over an extended period
of time,” he said.
“Volunteer workers provide the backbone of many of the essential community services that we rely on every day.”
“Without the commitment and dedication of these people many aspects of the community would cease to function.”
Cameron said that often these volunteers have worked for years, quietly
behind the scenes, doing many of the jobs that provide the supporting
fabric to our communities.
“There are so many amazing people
undertaking selfless work on behalf of others who are less well off in
some way, maybe sick or handicapped, in trouble or danger, or just
struggling through a difficult phase of their life.”
“The Citizen Awards are an opportunity to give some of these people the recognition and thanks that they deserve,” he said.
“Council would like to receive nominations from the public for people who fulfil this description.”
Mayor Cameron noted that unsuccessful nominees from previous years can be re-nominated.
nomination form including the criteria for nominees is available from
Council offices, by calling Council, or via the website. See:
Any questions please call Sarah Doyle via your local council office.