Tireless volunteer honoured
A FIREFIGHTER who has donated more than 1500 hours to help improve the lives of seriously ill children and their families through the Starlight Foundation was crowned Mitchell Shire’s citizen of the year.
Ian McKenzie won the award, having also served as an ambassador for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and as a local firefighter.
Fluer Comans was named the Australia Day access and inclusion champion, having been actively involved with Seymour Relay for Life, raising over $1200 on her own to support the cause.
She also volunteers at Seymour Hospital, helping take people who are elderly and those with mobility difficulties on daily outings into the community.
Seymour Rotary Club won the shire’s top event of 2015, for its role hosting the Australia Day celebrations.
The Rotary Club narrowly beat Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society’s Great Seymour Show Off.
The youngest member of the 2015-16 Mitchell Youth Council, Angelica Skora was crowned the shire’s young citizen of the year.
Angelica displays a high level of energy and commitment towards ensuring that young people’s voices are heard.
A passionate supporter of the Cyber Tattoo Campaign which seeks to raise awareness for the effects of online bullying, Angelica has displayed bravery and initiative as a campaign ambassador.