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Nominations open for Civic Awards 2020

Monday July 20 2020

Nominations have opened for Palmerston North City Council's annual Civic Awards, the city's highest recognition for voluntary service.

"The Civic Awards go to people who have carried out outstanding or innovative voluntary service to others in the community," says Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith.

"These are people who have gone above and beyond, and selflessly and quietly given up their time to help and support others."

Nominations close on Friday 21 August, and the awards are presented in October at a ceremony held at the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre.

"There are so many people in our city who are committed to helping others and building strong and connected communities, and I look forward to honouring a number of them in October."

Last year's award recipients served the city in several areas including the performing arts, fundraising for social services, and the establishment of a rehabilitation centre for endangered animals. Awardees can be across all sectors, including arts, sport, and business.

If you know someone who deserves this honour, nomination forms can be collected from the Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries or on the Palmerston North City Council website.

Civic Award nomination criteria

The service carried out by the nominee must not be a professional service or a service they undertake as part of their paid employment.

Volunteers of any age can be nominated, for their commitment or length of service to a sector or community.

If anyone has unsuccessfully nominated a person previously, they are welcome to re-submit their nomination.

For help with nominations contact

Nicky Harris, Personal Assistant to the Mayor, Palmerston North City Council. Phone 06 356 8199.