Dundonians are being encouraged to nominate their community heroes as nominations open for the 2020 Citizen of the Year Award.
The award recognises the city’s neighbourhood champions who help other people.
Last year’s winner was Norma McGovern, a retired nurse who is a volunteer and board member for organisations including Brae Riding for the Disabled and HMS Unicorn.
Lord Provost Ian Borthwick said the awards are essential to recognising outstanding service to improving the community.
He said: “The title of Citizen of the Year is a special one not only because it is awarded to someone who has provided outstanding service to the community, normally on a voluntary basis, but also because the nominations come directly from members of our community.
“People who have benefited from, seen or been involved first hand with the person they are nominating and know for themselves the good work that the individual has been doing, sometimes over many years.”
As well as receiving recognition from the council, the winner will attend civic events throughout the year.
Mr Borthwick added: “In choosing Dundee’s City of the Year we look in particular for selfless service to a voluntary body or the community or someone whose service activities bring distinction and quality to everyday life in Dundee.
“Many of these people do exceptional work in the community and don’t expect to get any reward in return but it’s so important to make sure they know they’re valued.”
Nominations close on December 31.
Candidates must live in the Dundee City Council area and must have provided an ‘outstanding service’ to the community.
Forms are available from www.dundeecity.gov.uk/service-area/corporate-services/democratic-and-legal-services/dundee-citizen-of-the-year or by telephone on 01382 434444.