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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 on 5th March.
The Council is also looking for nominations for Young Citizen of the Year, a category which is being awarded for the seventh year. Young Citizen of the Year provides an opportunity to recognise an inspirational local person, under the age of 18, who has enriched the lives of others or has been selfless in their actions.
This is the 16th 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 know that there are many residents in Clackmannanshire who dedicate time and effort to make the lives of their fellow citizens better. I’m lucky enough to see some of this volunteering and its impact in the many events I am privileged to attend as Provost.
“I also know that many of these volunteers carry out these tasks quietly and without asking for recognition or thanks. So I’d encourage everyone in Clackmannanshire to think about nominating these tireless workers to help us all give them a big thank you for everything that they do for all our communities. As 2018 was the Year of Young People, I’d also like to see the hard work that makes us so proud of our local people aged under 18 recognised, so please remember to think about nominating somebody for the Young Citizen of the Year. We would also welcome nominations for citizens that have perhaps been nominated but have not won this prestigious award.”
Caroline Crawford is the current Citizen of the Year for her work as part of Menstrie Community Council for over 30 years.
Shellby Burns is the current Young Citizen of the Year, to recognise her contribution in leading a research based campaign for “So Precious” who provide care for premature babies and families affected by issues during childbirth.
Nomination forms are available on the Council website with the closing date for nominations on 25th January 2019. Further information is available by calling 01259 450000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org