Nominations now open for Citizen of the Year Awards

Published on 01 September 2021

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The Town of Victoria Park is calling for nominations to recognise and celebrate their community champions as part of the Citizen of the Year Awards. 

Each year, the Citizen of the Year Awards give local governments the opportunity to acknowledge the incredible contributions made by groups or individuals in their local community. 

The Town of Victoria Park is proud to be part of the awards and encourages community members to nominate groups or individuals who have made a difference during the year or those who have given outstanding community service over a number of years. 

Mayor Karen Vernon said that the awards are an important way to recognise the amazing work local citizens are doing to make the community a better place. 

“The Town of Victoria Park is home to many residents and organisations making valuable contributions to the community. 

“We are proud to recognise our citizens making a difference through local initiatives that respond to community issues, and to those that show great leadership and are working to enhance community life,” said Mayor Vernon. 

The awards comprise four categories:

  • Community Citizen of the Year (over 16 years),
  • Senior Community Citizen of the Year (65 years or over),
  • Young Community Citizen of the Year (under 25 years), and
  • Active Citizenship Award (community group or event). 

“Last year’s Community Citizen of the Year was awarded to the founder of a charity that supports at risk women, while the Senior Community Citizen award went to the founder of our local toy library that has serviced the needs of countless young families.  

“The Young Community Citizen award recognised the contribution of a local volunteer who provides animal assisted therapy to local facilities, disability group homes, shelters and schools, and the Group Community award celebrated a local volunteer organisation helping the community connect with nature through protecting, regenerating and revegetating remnant bushland,” said Mayor Vernon. 

Nominations for Citizen of the Year Awards are open until 31 October 2021 and details of the awards ceremony will be announced shortly. 

For more information and to nominate a community member visit www.citizenshipawards.com.au 

 

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