THE search is on for a community hero whose contribution to life in Middlesbrough has made a real difference.
Nominations are now being sought for Middlesbrough’s Citizen of the Year for 2016 in recognition of good citizenship and public service.
The prestigious annual award is presented by the town’s elected Mayor to an individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to their community and the town as a whole.
And it’s up to local people to put forward the names of those they think most deserve one of the town’s most prestigious accolades.
Standard bearer Ron Barber was named Middlesbrough’s 2015 Citizen of the Year, receiving his award at a ceremony in Middlesbrough Town Hall in April.
Nominations for the 2016 award close at the end of December, with the presentation set to take place in the new year.
Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd said: “The Citizen of the Year Award is an annual celebration of the truly outstanding contribution made by those who are dedicated to making the town a better place in which to live and work.
“The winners are nominated by the people of the town, as a tribute to the difference they have made to the life of those around them, and to the life of the town as a whole.”
Entries will be considered by a panel of judges representing the public and private sectors in the town.
Nomination forms can be downloaded or completed online via the Middlesbrough Council website at http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/citizenoftheyear or call the Executive Office on 01642 729701.
All nominations should be submitted by Saturday, December 31.