Aberdonians invited to nominate their People’s Champion

Aberdeen City Council is asking its citizens to nominate an exceptional council employee or council team that they think are worthy of being crowned People’s Champion 2021.

The Star Awards are the Council’s annual staff recognition awards, which includes the People’s Champion and is the only award category that is nominated and voted for by the people of Aberdeen.

Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council said: “We want to recognise an exceptional council employee or team who has gone above and beyond to improve the lives of the people and or communities in Aberdeen.

“I know there will be a great many nominations as this past year has been particularly challenging for everyone and I am aware of the sterling efforts made by council staff.”

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The People’s Champion award provides us with the opportunity to recognise the fantastic efforts of an individual or team who work for the Council and gives us the chance to celebrate the positive impact they have had on the people or place of Aberdeen. “

“Not only do our citizens get the opportunity to nominate who they think should be People’s Champion they also get the chance to vote for their favourite which ensures the recipient truly is the People’s Champion.”

The nomination for the People’s Champion award must be:

  • An individual or team that works for Aberdeen City Council.
  • An individual or team with a passion and commitment to making a difference, while maintaining high standards in their council career.
  • An individual or team whose contributions have a substantial and positive impact.

The activity the council employee /team are being nominated for must have taken place within the city between June 2020 and September 2021. Their contributions could be in the workplace, or as volunteers outside work, or both.

Simply click on link to nominate or visit https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/people-and-communities/star-award-2021-peoples-champion

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 06 September 2021.

The nominations will then be reviewed by representatives from local voluntary groups before the top three finalists are agreed by an external panel. The finalists will be revealed on Thursday 09 September when voting will reopen for the public to select their favourite before voting closes at noon on Wednesday 15 September.

The winner of this year’s People’s Champion will be revealed at the Star Awards virtual ceremony, which gets underway at 7pm on Thursday 16 September.