Time is now to nominate for Alpine Shire Australia Day community awards
EACH year on Australia Day, the Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards are presented to those persons in the Shire who make us proud to be a citizen of the Alpine Shire, and deserve recognition for their role in the community.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards and Council is calling for all residents to nominate an individual, organisation or event.
The awards are presented each year on January 26 to recognise valuable contributions and achievements by Alpine Shire residents in the following categories:
Community Event of the Year; Community Organisation of the Year; Local Achiever, and Local Young Achiever (under 25) of the Year awarded in Bright and District, Myrtleford and District, and Kiewa Valley.
An overall Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year is awarded by the selection panel from among the winners of the Local Achiever and Local Young Achiever of the Year awards.
Additionally, an overall Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the selection panel where a long history of outstanding service to the Alpine Shire community has been demonstrated.
To be eligible, nominees must be Alpine Shire residents, however where it can be shown that a non-Alpine Shire resident has made a significant contribution to the Alpine Shire community, they may be considered for the Local Achiever or Young Achiever of the Year awards only.
Nominations will be assessed according to criteria available on the Alpine Shire Council website at www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/ausdayawards.
Nomination forms are available online and must be submitted by 5pm Friday, December 7.