24 February 2019
By Mary Bermingham
Now in its 7th year, the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme was introduced to acknowledge publicly the work of volunteers and to recognise communities working in partnership with the local authority and other agencies to better our communities.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy is asking people and groups to contact their local Councillor or PPN representatives to suggest nominees, “There are so many wonderful individuals and groups in Cork County that I want to afford recognition for the work they do. These awards are set to congratulate all those nominated on the enormous positives they are bringing to their communities and to promote further their commitment to their communities. Their selflessness, energy and enthusiasm are what these awards represent. I look forward to meeting each and every one of these communities and individuals on the night, which is set to be a wonderful community orientated and inclusive gathering.”
Mayor Murphy will make eleven awards on the night including three each from North Cork, South Cork and West Cork. There will also be one overall Community and Voluntary Group award and one overall Individual award from within these nine award recipients.
Cork County Councillors and PPN Secretariat Members can nominate organisations and individuals. If you or your organisation would like to put yourself forward, or you know of an organisation or someone who you would like to put forward, you should contact a County Councillor (based in your Municipal District area) or a member of the PPN Secretariat. You can find out more at www.corkcoco.ie. The closing date for receipt of completed nominations is: Thursday, 28th February, 2019