Coun­cil calls for Aus­tralia Day Awards nom­i­na­tions

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Indigo Shire Coun­cil is call­ing for nom­i­na­tions from the com­mu­nity for the 2019 Aus­tralia Day Awards.

The Aus­tralia Day Awards cel­e­brate the out­stand­ing in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses in the re­gion who make ex­tra­or­di­nary con­tri­bu­tions to so­ci­ety.

Mayor Jenny O’Con­nor en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to have a think about a lo­cal per­son or or­gan­i­sa­tion do­ing some­thing that makes a big dif­fer­ence to our com­mu­nity.

“Any­one can nom­i­nate a friend, fam­ily mem­ber, com­mu­nity leader or col­league who has made a ben­e­fi­cial con­tri­bu­tion to Indigo Shire,” Ms O’Con­nor said.

“Win­ners over the past years have been from all walks of life and from right across the shire, in­clud­ing com­mu­nity groups, vol­un­teers, lo­cal busi­ness own­ers and young peo­ple.

“Last year’s Cit­i­zen of the Year, Peter Croucher, will cer­tainly leave be­hind big shoes to fill. Peter was awarded for his in­volve­ment in and com­mit­ment to the towns of Kiewa and Tangam­balanga, where he has added greatly to the qual­ity of life of res­i­dents over the years.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing the next batch of out­stand­ing Indigo Shire cit­i­zens recog­nised in the 2019 awards.”

The dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories in­clude Cit­i­zen of the Year, Young Cit­i­zen of the Year, Com­mu­nity Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year, Beechworth and District Cer­tifi­cate of Achieve­ment, Ruther­glen and District Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion, Chiltern and Distric Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion, Yackan­dan­dah and District Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion, Bar­nawartha and District Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion, KiewaTangam­balanga and District Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion and the Emma Ge­orge Ju­nior Sport­ing Schol­ar­ship.

The awards are open to in­di­vid­u­als who re­side within and groups who con­duct their ac­tiv­i­ties within Indigo Shire. Nom­i­na­tions close at 5pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 12.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion go to www.in­digoshire.vic.gov.au/aus­trali­a­day.

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