Nominations are now open for the Australia Day Council WA, Community Citizen of the Year Awards 2020, with City of Rockingham residents encouraged to nominate a group or individual that has made the community a better place.

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

Four categories are 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 – Group or Event.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the awards were an opportunity to honour the unsung heroes of the community.

“Across the City of Rockingham there are a number of organisations and residents that put in a tremendous amount of work to help the community, quite often with little or no recognition from the public,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Whether it is for local sporting groups, social clubs or charities, these residents and groups continually put the community first.

“These people are the backbone of so many fantastic things that happen in our City and I encourage the community to nominate a group or individual who they feel has made a positive contribution.”

The awards are presented on Australia Day at the City’s Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on 26 January.

Nominations for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards 2020 close on Thursday 31 October 2019.

For more information or to nominate visit the Australia Day Council of WA website.

 

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