The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies King’s history of character and service. Nominees must live or work within the city of Sandy Springs to be eligible for nomination.
“We have so many people who volunteer their time to help within the community. This award highlights an individual who has put forth an added effort in humanitarian contributions to society and philanthropic work,” said District 2 Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Dianne Fries, the event organizer.
The nomination form can be found online at www.sandyspringsga.org/Community/MLK-Humanitarian-Award. Nominations are due by Jan. 10 at noon. A volunteer committee will review all nominations, selecting the award recipient.
The award is presented during MLK Day Festivities to be held Jan. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at City Hall in council chambers, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500. The 2012 recipient was Tamara Carrera, executive director of the Community Assistance Center.
Information: (770) 730-5600 or visit www.sandyspringsga.gov.