Mayor’s Pride Awards: nominations open
Nominations have opened for this year’s St Albans Mayor’s Pride Awards including a new one for 2022 – the Frontline Worker Award
The annual awards are held to celebrate extraordinary people and outstanding organisations that make a positive contribution to St Albans District.
With the country having been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the special Frontline Worker Award has been created for someone who has helped deliver essential services during the public health emergency.
It is one of nine award categories with residents able to nominate their community heroes from now until Monday 7 February.
A nine-strong judging panel will then meet to assess the nominees and decide on the winners and runners-up.
There will be a presentation ceremony, hosted by Mayor Councillor Edgar Hill, at St Michael’s Manor Hotel on Tuesday 29 March.
The awards, which were suspended last year during the COVID crisis, are sponsored by the construction company Morgan Sindall.
Beside the Frontline Worker Award, the categories are:
Community Champion of the Year - someone who has gone out of their way to help others
Cultural Innovation Award - a person or group that has contributed to the arts, culture or sport or simply made the District a better place to live
Young Person of Distinction - an exceptional child or young person who deserves recognition for their talent, positivity, energy or strength of character.
Community Project of the Year - a project undertaken by a group or individual that has identified and met a local need.
Community-Oriented Business of the Year - a business that works with the public or local organisations to benefit the community.
Environmental Champion of the Year - a group or individual showing innovation or commitment to improving the environment locally.
Volunteer Award - a volunteer who has gone the extra mile or given many years of service to an organization that delivers outstanding service to the community.
Inclusive Communities Award - an individual, group or project that unites people of different backgrounds and abilities
\in addition, the Mayor will make a special award to an organisation or individual he would like to recognise personally for outstanding work during his year in office.
Cllr Hill said:
The pandemic has been very challenging for all the District’s frontline workers.
I am sure many of our residents will want to show their appreciation by nominating somebody who lives or works in the District for this special award.
This is our change to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes and extraordinary organisations that make a vital contribution to our community.
It is important that we celebrate the achievements, hard work and commitment of these selfless community heroes, so I urge people to nominate those they believe deserve a Mayor’s Pride Award.
How To Nominate
You can nominate in all the nine categories by completing the nomination form at https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/mayors-pride-awards.
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