Australia Day award nominations open
INDIGO Shire Council has opened nominations for its Australia Day community awards 2018.
The awards honour those who make extraordinary efforts for those around them, and whose achievements enrich the community.
Mayor Jenny O’Connor said there many individuals, community organisations and businesses in Indigo worked tirelessly to help and support others.
“This is an opportunity to recognise and appreciate their contributions,” Cr O’Connor said.
“We are looking for those people who do wonderful things for the community, to reward and thank them for everything they do.
“The awards are a great opportunity for people to nominate a friend, family member, community leader or colleague so we can all recognise their dedication, talent, enthusiasm and contribution to society.
“The importance of volunteers in our community is something we can’t do full justice to or measure accurately. Volunteers contribute so much to what makes Indigo Shire a great place to live.
“They are selfless in the time and effort they put in to helping others out and they make a difference to our daily lives.”
Winners will be honoured on January 26, 2018, at Australia Day events in Barnawartha, Beechworth, Chiltern, Kiewa-Tangambalanga, Rutherglen and Yackandandah.
“Please look at your communities and identify those people and groups going above and beyond,” Cr O’Connor said.
“Politics aside, Australia Day is a fitting day for us to acknowledge people in our communities who have worked hard in so many ways to make their Indigo Shire a better place to live.”
Nominations close at November 10.