10 Oct, 2017

Your Chance To Recognise Someone Who’s Making A Difference

The City of Adelaide is once again looking to reward and recognise individuals and organisations who have made outstanding contributions to our city.

Nominations are now open for the City of Adelaide’s Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Community Event of the Year.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the awards are a chance to recognise ordinary people who are making a real difference to the lives of others, as well as honouring an event that has had a significant community impact.

There are three categories:

  • Citizen of the Year Award: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen, an inspirational role model, and have had an impact on the City of Adelaide
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen and aged 30 years of age or less on 26 January in the year of the award presentation. Their efforts must also have had an impact upon the City of Adelaide
  • Community Event of the Year Award: This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

“Do you know someone who makes your local community a better place? If you do, then please thank them for their service by going online and nominating them,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Nominees could be involved in activities such as education, business, health, charitable and voluntary activities, sport, the arts, environment or any other area that adds to the wellbeing of our community.”

Last year’s winners included Wendy Malycha, a tireless advocate for homeless people; Todd Sloan, a young businessman with a passion for charitable works; and the long running Ebenezer Night Markets, organised by the East End Coordination Group.

Nominations for this year’s Awards close on 17 November and can be submitted at http://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/city-living/community-services/citizenship/citizen-of-the-year

Awards will be presented in the Adelaide Town Hall by the Lord Mayor as part of the city’s Australia Day celebrations in 2018.

For more information

Paula Stevens