The City of Sandy Springs is seeking nominations for its 2016 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 once said that ‘greatness is determined by service,’” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul in the press release. “Our Humanitarian Award recognizes those who have embraced that commitment to community service, giving selflessly of their time and energies.”

The nomination form can be found online at  Nominations are due by noon on Fri., Dec. 4. 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. 18.

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