City of Armadale name 2019 citizen of the year

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones with joint Community Citizen of the Year-Senior award winners Christine Bloomer and Yvonne Waddell.
Armadale mayor Henry Zelones with joint Community Citizen of the Year-Senior award winners Christine Bloomer and Yvonne Waddell.

THREE decades of service to the Armadale Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade has seen Andrew Clift named the City of Armadale’s Citizen of the Year.

Held during their Australia Day celebrations, the Community Citizen of the Year awards recognise those who dedicate themselves to helping locals.

Mr Clift won the honour after 34 years of involvement with the local fire and rescue brigade.

Also recognised on the day were Christine Bloomer and Yvonne Waddell, who tied for the Community Citizen of the Year-Senior award.

At 80-years-old, Ms Bloomer continues to be actively involved in the Roleystone Family Centre, St Christopher’s Anglican Church and Animal Companions whilst also helping to transport elderly patients to their medical appointments.

Ms Waddell has been a role model in the community since the 1970s through positions at local schools, as the State Commissioner for Girls Brigade and via the Roleystone Hockey Club and Royal Lifesaving Society.

President of the Roleystone Theatre Keith Thomas-Wurth accepted the Active Citizenship Award for the group’s contribution to the community for more than 85 years.

No nominations were received for Citizen of the Year-Youth.