City awards |honour the best

Stephen Chynoweth received the Active Citizenship Award for the citizen of the year for his work helping youth in the City of Gosnells.

He was acknowledged for his commitment, especially with the work on the youth programs and centre maintenance at the Gosnells PCYC.

Former Southern River College student Taneil Garlett received the Active Citizenship Award for a person under 25 years for her work with the Wirrpanda Foundation.

The award for a community group went to the Australian Arab Association for their contribution to the community regarding multicultural programs and services.

The City also held their Safe City Awards, which recognise community groups or individuals who have been active in crime prevention.

Forest Crescent Primary School received the Safe City Community Kids Award for the conservation and environment program, which focused on sustainable awareness and education.

Gosnells PCYC was awarded the Safe City Community Initiative Award for the program Full Throttle, which involved re-building and re-homing bicycles to engage young people at risk.

The Safe City Constable Peter Ball Memorial Award went to Teenspirit for facilitating a recreation program for young people with a disability, their families and carers.

Chris Beckett received the History Award for his contribution to recording history of a local industry, Darling Range wholesale firewood supply company.