NOMINATIONS for Rockdale Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year open on September 1.
Residents are encouraged to nominate people they believe deserve special recognition.
"Our community relies on volunteers for many community needs and council wants to honour a citizen and young citizen who have made an extraordinary contribution to our community," a Rockdale Council spokesman said.
The 2014 citizen of the year was Patricia Will, a Bexley resident for 60 years who has a passion for helping those in need. She formed Gabbies Sewing Angels.
Nominations close October 24. Pick up forms from the council's customer service centre, libraries or rockdale.nsw.gov.au