Throughout our District, there are many people who work quietly away at making our communities better places to live, often with little recognition and no pay. At considerable personal expense and sacrifice, these individuals make substantial efforts toward achieving the ambitions and goals of their community. Their commitment, generosity and dedication are unquestionable and the Thames-Coromandel District Council’s Community Service Awards is a way of giving some well-deserved recognition to these unsung heroes of our communities. To be eligible for presentation of this Award, a nominee shall meet the following criteria: A nominee must be resident 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 organisational service award, or by payment of wages for services rendered. Awards will not be presented posthumously. An Award may recognise outstanding long term service to a community organisation(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 December After consideration by the Community Board of each ward charged to investigate the circumstances of the nomination. Download the nomination form here or on the top right-hand side of this page. 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.