It’s time for local people to nominate someone they know who volunteers their time to help local communities for the Clackmannanshire Citizen of the Year award.
The winner of the award, which is sponsored by the Lord Lieutenant's Trust, will be announced at a ceremony in March.
The Council is also looking for nominations for Young Citizen of the Year, a category which is being awarded for the sixth year. Young Citizen of the Year provides an opportunity to recognise an inspirational local person, under the age of 25, who has enriched the lives of others or has been selfless in their actions.
This is the 15th year that the Provost of Clackmannanshire will host the ceremony to recognise the dedication and commitment that local people make to help improve the quality of life throughout the county.
Provost Tina Murphy said: "I am privileged to attend many events as Provost, and that gives me an insight into the amazing work our citizens are carrying out every day by volunteering their time and skills to help improve the lives of their neighbours.
“These efforts are often carried out quietly and without any expectation of recognition, so I think it’s particularly important that we can bring their dedication to a wider audience, and take the time to thank all those who are making a real difference to the lives of so many residents. I’d encourage everyone in our communities throughout Clackmannanshire to take a few minutes to nominate someone for Citizen or Young Citizen of the Year.”
Johanna Wilkinson is the current Citizen of the Year, recognised for her many years of work in the voluntary sector in Clackmannanshire, including setting up the Wee County Veterans.
Ryan Kellock was named Young Citizen of the Year last year, to recognise his contribution in regularly giving up his spare time to make a difference in his local community, including many sporting activities and fundraising.
Nomination forms are available on the Council website with the closing date for nominations 26th January 2018. Further information is available by calling 01259 450000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org