Nominate a local hero for Citizen of the Year Awards
Do you know a local hero who deserves recognition for their outstanding contribution to the community?
If they live or work in the City of Armadale, they can be nominated for the Citizen of the Year Awards which will be presented as part of the Australia Day celebrations.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the awards gave the community an opportunity to recognise individuals or groups who had contributed to making the City a better place.
“You may know an individual or group who has invested their time and hard work each year for a cause they are passionate about or to help others.
“The Citizen of the Year awards is an excellent opportunity to recognise them for their dedication to improving the lives of others and making a difference to our greater Armadale community.”
The awards are an opportunity to recognise individuals or groups of any age who have made a significant contribution to the community in areas such as education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment or social inclusion.
Last year’s winner in the group category was the Sri Lankan Cultural Society WA Inc for their involvement in the community.
Individual winners included Gavin Tuatahi Grace for his work in establishing Art versus Depression, Heidi Blackman for her work in coaching teenage netball team, Bob Tizard for his tireless work as a volunteer for environmental groups and serving as the Secretary of the Bedfordale Residents Association and June Copley for coordinating and leading the pole walking fitness group and Wednesday Warriors.
Categories for the awards include:
Community Citizen of the Year
A person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community.
Community Citizen of the Year (Youth)
A young person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community. To be eligible the person must be under 25 years of age on 26 January 2017.
Community Citizen of the Year (Senior)
An older person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community. To be eligible the person must be over 65 years of age on 26 January 2017.
Active Citizenship (Group or Event)
A group doing outstanding work, or for an event staged in the community during the past year.
Nominations open on 1 September and close on 31 October 2018. To view the eligibility criteria and register your nomination visit http://www.citizenshipawards.com.au/.