Nominations are now open for the 2017 Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards. Do you know a worthy individual you can nominate?
Council launched a range of new award categories in 2016 to better acknowledge the outstanding citizens of the Hawkesbury, which proved to be a huge success. Council is excited to have the same program for the second year.
The awards are a great way for the community to recognise outstanding people in the Hawkesbury.
Winner of the 2016 Citizen of the Year, Paul Maher, encourages the community to nominate for the awards.
“It is important for Council to recognise the outstanding citizens of the Hawkesbury, as it builds community morale, spirit and appreciation”, Paul said.
“I was absolutely surprised and honoured to be awarded the 2016 Citizen of the Year. I have always believed that to be a good citizen, one has to get involved with community, business and government for a good social and economic outcome. The Hawkesbury community is very special and these awards are a great way to reward the unique citizens that live here”, he added.
Community members can nominate in one or more of the nine categories.
Citizen of the Year
Young Citizen of the Year
Local Hero Award
Volunteer of the Year
Community Organisation of the Year
Community Arts Award
Cultural Heritage Award
The winners will be announced on Australia Day, 2017, at a special awards presentation.
More information about the award categories and nomination forms are available online at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close on Friday, 11 November 2016 at 5pm.
Council’s Civic and Citizenship Committee is responsible for assessing all nominations received. Judging will take place in early December. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Australia Day 2017.