Applications have been 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 exceptional organizations making a positive contribution to the District of St Albans.
As the country has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Special Frontline Worker Award has been created for someone who has helped provide essential services during the public health emergency.
This is one of nine award categories where residents can nominate their community heroes until Monday, February 7.
A panel of nine judges will then meet to assess the nominees and decide on the winners and finalists.
There will be an introductory ceremony, hosted by Mayor Councilor Edgar Hill, at St Michael’s Manor Hotel on Tuesday March 29.
The awards, which were suspended last year during the COVID crisis, are sponsored by construction firm Morgan Sindall.
In addition to the frontline worker award, the categories are:
Community Champion of the Year – someone who has done everything possible to help others
Cultural innovation award – a person or group who 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 to be recognized for their talent, positivity, energy or strength of character.
Community project of the year – a project undertaken by a group or an individual who has identified and responded to a local need.
Community business of the year – a company that works with the public or local organizations for the benefit of the community.
Environmental champion of the year – a group or individual demonstrating 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 provides exceptional service to the community.
Inclusive communities price – an individual, group or project that brings together people from different backgrounds and abilities
In addition, the mayor will present a special award to an organization or person whom he would like to personally recognize for outstanding work during his year in office.
Cllr Hill said:
The pandemic has been very difficult for all frontline workers in the district.
I’m sure many of our residents will want to show their appreciation by nominating someone who lives or works in the district for this special award.
It’s our shift to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes and amazing organizations that make a vital contribution to our community.
It’s important that we celebrate the accomplishments, hard work and commitment of these selfless community heroes, so I urge people to nominate those they think deserve a Mayor’s Pride Award.
How to Nominate
You can nominate for all nine categories by completing the nomination form at https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/mayors-pride-awards.
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Picture: the Mayor of St Albans and the District, Councilor Edgar Hill.
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