The former mayor of Seaford Anthony White was presented with a medal to honour his role.
He was given the award by the current town mayor Mark Brown during a town council meeting.
Cllr White served as mayor for the year 2013-2014, holding fundraising events for Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support and Waifs and Strays.
A spokesperson for Seaford Town Council said: “Seaford Town Council would like to express its grateful thanks to councillor White for his dedication during his time to his duties and to serving the residents of Seaford as mayor.
“He has done so with honour and dignity.
“All of Seaford’s town councillors are volunteers and serve the community for the betterment of the town.”