Has someone you know made a positive impact in your organisation or in the community in general?
Who do you know that has contributed something special to the community? Five minutes of your time is all it takes to give them some recognition for their dedication and contribution.
With only three weeks until nominations close, the City of Greater Geraldton encourages community members to nominate for an outstanding local hero or group for one of the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards to be presented on Australia Day.
The Australia Day Council of Western Australia provides these awards each year for presentation in each local government area; the awards foster, recognise and celebrate significant contributions to community life and active citizenship.
There are three Premier’s Award categories and one City Award:
Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award
Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship for under 26 years
Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship for community group or event
City of Greater Geraldton Young Achiever of the Year for under 21 years.
Last year more than 40 nominations were received across the four categories and last year’s winners strongly urge people to take up the mantle and nominate a worthy person this year.
Winner of Mullewa’s Young Achiever Award, Elisabeth Bradshaw, said she was very humbled and proud to be nominated by her local community.
“It has motivated me to continue working hard and improve the health of people around me,” she said.
“So often people around us do incredible things and sometimes slip under the radar, it’s important that we nominate those who contribute in making our community a more vibrant and safer place to live and work.”
President of the Mullewa Muster and Rodeo Committee - winner of the Mullewa Group/Event - Carol Young, said the committee was proud to be acknowledged by the community.
“Given the event was something many community members have talked about for years, it was great to be recognised after presenting our very successful inaugural event,” she said.
“I encourage all to nominate for people and groups who have taken on challenges and who have voluntarily assisted with all sorts of community events over the years.”
Geraldton Young Achiever winner, Zoe Filgate, said she was shocked to receive the award.
“I wasn’t able to attend the ceremony and was notified by a friend at first, although shocked, I felt a sense of pride on receiving the award,” she said.
“Being recognised for an award like this is a special thing because there are so many people out there who also do great things for the community, I recommend everyone to nominate for 2014 as it helps name the people who ‘work behind the scenes’ of some big events and organisations.”
For more information about the 2014 Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards contact:
Geraldton: Yvonne Lovedee on (08) 9965 6773
- Mullewa: Jane Parker on (08) 9961 1007.
City of Greater Geraldton, PO Box 101, GERALDTON WA 6531
OR Deliver to reception at Civic Centre on Cathedral Avenue or Mullewa District office
OR Hand in at the Thank a Volunteer Day Celebrations on Thursday 5th December 2013 (to be held at the Queens Park Amphitheatre, Cathedral Avenue between 5pm and 7pm)
Forms also available to collect from city offices.
Nominations close 5 December.