Nominations are now open for the annual Galway City Mayor’s Awards to honour people’s exceptional volunteering work in the past year.
This year’s awards, like those before them, are to recognise outstanding individuals and groups for their commitment and participation in voluntary activities in communities across the city.
Speaking at the launch this week, Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Colette Connolly said “The Mayor’s Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge people who commit time and effort to make their community a better place.”
“We all know people who despite their incredibly busy lives still find time to support neighbours, local groups and community in a very significant way.”
“If there is an individual or group that deserves to be recognised for their efforts, please nominate them.”
“On this, the nineteenth year of the Awards, I am looking forward to acknowledging and celebrating true community spirit as per the long-established Irish meitheal that brings communities together.”
There are awards in the following categories:
- Arts, Culture, Heritage & Cúrsaí Gaeilge Award
- Residents and Local Areas Award
- Community Service and Social Inclusion Award (Individual Award & Group Award)
- Older Person Volunteer of the Year Award
- Sports Volunteer of the Year Award
- Children and Youth Support Award
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Environmental Sustainability Award
- The Galway City Council Volunteer of the Year Award
Nominations can be submitted online at www.galwaycity.ie/MayorsAwardsNomination.