Do you know an outstanding volunteer in Maitland who deserves recognition?
If so, Maitland City Council wants to hear from you.
Council is calling for nominations for the 2019 Maitland City Service Awards and asking the community to nominate a group or an individual worthy of special recognition.
The awards program aims to recognise volunteers who have made a positive contribution to enhancing the lives of others in Maitland through their initiative and dedication.
It is about showing appreciation of service, commitment, effort and achievements that make a difference.
Nominations can be placed under one of two categories; the City of Maitland Medal and the City of Maitland Service Award.
The City of Maitland Medal is awarded to an organisation or group while the City of Maitland Service Award is presented to an individual who provides outstanding service to a specific group.
Maitland mayor Loretta Baker said there were some special organisations and individuals that made up the fabric of this town and made it a special place to live.
"They never seek thanks or praise for what they do, so it's important we have these awards to ensure they get the recognition they deserve," she said.
"I am looking forward to seeing a wide range of nominations this year and I encourage anyone who knows a deserving group or individual, to get their nomination in."
Guidelines and nomination forms can be found at maitland.nsw.gov.au/service-awards
Nominations close on May 23.
To find out more, contact the office of the General Manager on 4934 9712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about last year's awards here: Alan's dedication to Maitland honoured