The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has begun his search for outstanding citizens from across the West Midlands.
This years Outstanding Citizens Awards will celebrate the unsung heroes of the region who selflessly supported others throughout the pandemic
Nominations are now open to the public who can let the PCC know about someone or a group who are doing outstanding work to help others and show good citizenship.
They maybe a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help vulnerable people in the community deal with the pandemic, a young person who has made an impact or a community organisation who have bought local people together to support the community.
Now in their 9th year, nominations are open until 12pm on 25 February 2021
There are 5 awards up for grabs this year:
- Volunteer Hero Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Key Worker Hero Award
- Young Hero Award
- Police Officer/ Police Staff Hero Award
Launching the nominations, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson said:
“These awards are a chance to say a big ‘thank you’ to those people in our region who have worked tirelessly to help the community to deal with the global emergency.
“Whether they are a volunteer, run an excellent project, or have stepped up to the plate when needed, I want to hear about them.
“COVID has had a devastating impact on the community and vulnerable people have been effected significantly. We have seen the best of humanity with people coming together to support our community to get through the significant challenge we faced.”
“These awards are a chance for us to thank those people”
The awards ceremony, rather than being a dinner for successful shortlisted nominees and winners, will take place online this year.
The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Waheed Saleem added: “Over the years we’ve received hundreds of excellent nominations showcasing the hard work being done by citizens of the West Midlands.
“If you know someone who is making a difference to the community and peoples lives, do nominate them for an Outstanding COVID Hero Award.”
Last year the Outstanding Citizens Awards were postponed, and winners will be celebrated the previous years winners at this ceremony.