Nominations open for 2019 Australia Day Council WA Community Citizen of the Year awards

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels.

NOMINATIONS for the 2019 Australia Day Council WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards have opened.

The City of Rockingham will encourage residents to nominate an individual or group that has made the community a better place.

The awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made a notable contribution during the current year and those who have given outstanding service over a number of years.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the awards were a chance to formally recognise the unsung heroes of our community.

“Right across the City there are a number of residents and organisations that put in a tremendous amount of work to help the community, quite often with little or no recognition,” he said.

“Whether it be for a local sporting group, social club or charity, these residents and groups continually put the community first.

“In many cases they are the backbone of all the great things that happen in the City, which is why I encourage residents to nominate an individual or group who they feel has made a positive contribution.”

There are four categories available for the awards including Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year Youth (under 25 years of age), Citizen of the Year Senior (over 65 years of age) and Active Citizenship within a Group or Event.

The awards will be presented on Australia Day at the City’s Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.

Nominations for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards 2019 close on October 31.