Nominations have now closed for the 2014 Community Honours Awards with Mayor Angus McKay pleased with the high calibre of the nominations received.
The Community Honours Awards recognise, thank and celebrate local people who make a significant contribution to the Ashburton District through their outstanding voluntary service.
Mayor McKay says there are many deserving people in our community who are making a real difference in people's lives and the five nominations are a positive reflection of our supportive and caring district.
"The awards are a way we, as a community, can acknowledge and show our local volunteers how much we respect and appreciate them and what they do."
Now the nominations are in it is over to Council's sub-committee who have the difficult task of deciding on the recipients of the awards to be presented by the Mayor at a ceremony in Council Chambers on Wednesday December 3.
Nominations are made on a confidential basis with the person nominated being asked for their consent before an award is made.
The awards which started in 1997 have been presented to 70 people during that time and are held once during each Council term.
"The awards give us an opportunity to publicly recognise their outstanding voluntary community service and I thank those who have put forward five very deserving people for these awards."