Community Service Awards
Our Community Service Awards is a way of giving some well-deserved recognition to unsung heroes of our communities.
Throughout our district, many people work quietly away at making our communities better places to live, often with little recognition and no pay. These individuals make substantial efforts toward achieving the ambitions and goals of their community.
Know someone who deserves to be honored for their hard work? Nominations are now open for the Community Service Awards 2022 until 5 August.
Download the nomination form here or at the bottom of the page.(PDF, 261KB)
To be eligible for presentation of this Award, a nominee shall meet the following criteria:
- A nominee must be a resident or ratepayer in the District at the time the services were rendered.
- The services for which the nominee is recommended must be related to activity within the Thames-Coromandel District, or activity directly benefiting the Thames-Coromandel District.
- Awards will not be made where nominees have been rewarded in some other form for their service by recognition, by presentation of some alternative honour, by organizational service award, or by payment of wages for services rendered.
- An Award may recognize outstanding long term service to a community organization(s); or
- Any other activity or action which is considered worthy of award by the Community Board.
Awards will be granted:
- At a rate of up to two Community Service awards on a two yearly basis.
- Awards ceremony to be held at a Council Meeting in October.
- After consideration by the Community Board of each ward charged to investigate the circumstances of the nomination.
On the front of the medal is the emblem of the old Thames Borough Council coat of arms, resplendent with a mining head frame and poppet head. The back of the medal is a koru-shaped heart emblem, reflecting the colours of the Coromandel's deep blue seas and sandy shores and a link to communities being at the heart of the district.
The back of the medal is a koru-shaped heart emblem, reflecting the colours of the Coromandel's deep blue seas and sandy shores and a link to communities being at the heart of the district.