Nom­i­na­tions for cit­i­zen awards open

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS -

NOM­I­NA­TIONS for Mans­field Shire Cit­i­zen Awards are now open and will be ac­cepted un­til Mon­day, De­cem­ber 12.

Each year the nom­i­na­tion process highlights the ad­mirable work done by so many lo­cal cit­i­zens.

“This is the chance for all of us to pub­licly thank a per­son who we know has done a lot for the com­mu­nity, often with lit­tle recog­ni­tion,” Mans­field Shire mayor Paul Volk­er­ing said.

“If you have been think­ing about some­one who en­hances our com­mu­nity in any way, please put their name for­ward,” he said.

Awards for all cat­e­gories will be ac­knowl­edged and pre­sented as part of the com­mu­nity Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 26, 2017.

Nom­i­na­tions will be re­ceived for the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories:

The Cit­i­zen of the Year Award - this award gives us the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate kind and use­ful deeds and recog­nise com­mu­nity ser­vice by in­di­vid­u­als;

The Se­nior Cit­i­zen of the Year cat­e­gory which will be open to re­ceive nom­i­na­tions for peo­ple over the age of 65 years;

The Young Cit­i­zen of the Year - may be nom­i­nated by groups or in­di­vid­u­als and recog­nises out­stand­ing achieve­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity by a per­son up to the age of 28; and

The Com­mu­nity Event of the Year is pre­sented to an in­di­vid­ual, or­gan­i­sa­tion or group in recog­ni­tion of the event’s valu­able lo­cal con­tri­bu­tion.

Nom­i­na­tion forms may be down­loaded from coun­cil’s web­site www.mans­field.vic. or can be col­lected from coun­cil’s cus­tomer ser­vice counter, Highett Street, Mans­field.

For f ur­ther i nfor­ma­tion please call Lisa Fricke, ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant on 5775 8555.

HON­OURED: Adele McCor­mack re­ceived the Cit­i­zen of the Year Award for 2015 and was of­fi­cially pre­sented at this year’s Aus­tralia Day Awards cer­e­monies in High Street.

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