The City of Sandy Springs is seeking nominations for its 2017 Humanitarian Award honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The award recognizes an individual who embodies King’s history of character and service, according to a city press release. Nominees must live or work within the city of Sandy Springs to be eligible for nomination.

“Dr. King embraced the philosophy of community service: helping those who need a hand up,” said Mayor Rusty Paul in the press release. “The Humanitarian Award gives us a chance to recognize today’s heroes who give back selflessly to our community.”

The nomination form can be found online at  Nominations are due by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 6. A volunteer committee will review all nominations and select the award recipient.

The award will be presented during the city’s annual MLK Day Festivities, which fall on Jan. 16.

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