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NOMINATIONS EXTENDED - Glenelg Shire Australia Day Awards 2020

Nominations closing 4pm Monday 4 November 2019

2020 Australia Day Awards

Who Makes A Difference in Our Community - The search for nominees to the 2020 Australia Day Awards has started.

Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards are now open in the following categories:

Citizen of the Year;
Young Citizen of the Year;
Senior Citizen of the Year; and
Community Group of the Year.

Each year Council's Australia Day Awards program recognises the unsung heroes and organisations who give of their time and expertise to help others. There are many of these people in our community. They are the people who consistently volunteer for charity work, never hesitate to join an important community initiative, strive to improve the community services and facilities, and of course, are tomorrow’s leaders full of youthful exuberance.

Help us to award individuals or community groups you believe are worthy of recognition for their commitment to making the Shire a great place to live and work.

The awards will be announced and presented on Australia Day at events held throughout the Glenelg Shire on Sunday 26 January 2020.

To nominate click here

Council’s website www.glenelg.vic.gov.au Customer Service Centres in Portland, Heywood and Casterton or by contacting Kylie Walford on 5522 2294 or kwalford@glenelg.vic.gov.au

For further information please contact Kylie Walford.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Entry in these awards is open to all persons who are resident in the Glenelg Shire at the time of the nomination.
2. The nominee must be an Australian Citizen.
3. Recipients of previous Australia Day Awards are not eligible.
4. Entry in the Community Group of the Year Award is open to all community groups based and operating in the Glenelg Shire. Community Groups must be not-for-profit community based groups which consist of four or more members.
5. Nominations must be made on the official form (one nomination per form) unless submitted online.
6. Nominations may be made by an individual or organisation.
7. You can make more than one nomination from the same organisation (Citizen, Young Citizen and Senior Citizen only).
8. Community groups may self nominate.
9. All nomination information and materials submitted remain the property of the Glenelg Shire Council.
10. The name of at least one referee must be supplied.

Assessment Criteria

Outstanding achievement and demonstration of these key attributes is the basis of these awards:

• Tell us why you think the nominee’s contribution is worthy of recognition with statements on the achievement, background and reasons for the nomination;
• Significance and impact of contributions made;
• Demonstrated level of commitment to the betterment of the Glenelg community;
• Nature and length of activity or service;
• Previous awards and recognition received;
• Personal attributes of the nominee such as being an inspirational/positive role model for their peers, showing vision, leadership, innovation and creativity;
• Personal, academic and professional achievements; and
• Community groups must demonstrate that they meet a community need or priority and have provided exceptional service to the local community

Award Categories

  • Young Citizen of the Year is awarded to a Shire resident aged under 25 as at 26 January 2020 who has made a significant contribution to the community in the current year or over a number of years.
  • Citizen of the Year is awarded to a Shire resident aged over 25 who has achieved the most distinguished performance and/or made the most outstanding contribution to the Shire community in the current year or over a number of years.
  • Senior Citizen of the Year is awarded to a Shire resident aged 60 or over as at 26 January 2020 who has achieved the most distinguished performance and/or made the most outstanding contribution to the Shire community in the current year or over a number of years.
  • Community Group of the Year is awarded to an organised community group based in the Glenelg Shire which has made a significant contribution and exceptional service to the local community in the current year or over a number of years.

2019 Glenelg Shire Australia Day Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure that Council announced its 2019 Glenelg Shire Australia Day Award Recipients presented on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January 2019:

Gordon Page and Dianne Burch were jointly awarded the Glenelg Shire CItizen of the Year

Patricia Thompson was awarded the Young Citizen of the Year.

John Coxon and Barry Watson were jointly awarded Senior Citizen of the Year

The Portland Brass Citizens Band were awarded Community Group of the Year

Congratulations to all Glenelg Shire Australia Day Award Recipients.

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