Nominations called for Civic Honour Awards

Published on 14 July 2022

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Nominations are now open for the 2022 Civic Honour Awards, the city's highest recognition for volunteers.  

Palmerston North City Council has been honouring outstanding citizens since 1988.

Community Development Manager Stephanie Velvin says Palmy is enhanced by the many people who generously give their time, energy and skills to community service.

"Volunteers are generally selfless people and don't help others for the recognition. Our Civic Honour Awards are given to innovative and enduring volunteers who deserve recognition and thanks. We've honoured some amazing people over the years. People who have been committed to helping others and building strong and connected communities." 

The awards have two criteria: 

  • The service carried out by the nominated person must not be a professional service or a service they undertake in the course of their paid employment.
  • Volunteers of any age can be nominated, and citizens can be nominated for the quality of their commitment or the length of their service to a sector or community.

You are welcome to re-submit nominations that have been unsuccessful in previous years.

A panel considers all nominations and their decision remains unknown until the awards are bestowed later this year. 

Download the nomination form on this page or collect one from Council's Customer Service Centre or any of our libraries. 

Nominations are open until Monday 15 August.