Do you know an unsung hero who goes above and beyond to make their community a better place? It could be your friend, family member, neighbour, sports coach or teacher.
If someone springs to mind, why not nominate them for a 2018 Mitchell Shire Council Australia Day award?
The awards are presented at a community event on January 26 each year and celebrate those residents who have made outstanding contributions to the community.
The 2018 event will be held in Broadford, and awards are presented in four categories:
●Citizen of the Year.
●Young Citizen of the Year.
●Community Event of the Year.
●Access and Inclusion Champion Award.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said council was keen to unearth some of the shining lights in the community.
‘‘There are so many people in our community who are doing wonderful, selfless things to make Mitchell Shire a better place and we want to give them a public pat on the back for their dedication and commitment,’’ Cr Sanderson said.
‘‘We really want people to have a think about who they know who is making a mark on our community — it could be the stalwart behind the barbecue at your local sporting club, a young person who is leading the way among their peers, a school teacher who goes above and beyond or a volunteer that gives up countless hours of their time for our community.
‘‘A lot of these people fly under the radar, but it’s important that we recognise them and let them know that we’re truly appreciative and proud of the work they are doing in Mitchell Shire.’’
Nominations are open until 8.30am on November 27 and can be made at the website www.engagingmitchellshire.com
Hard copy forms can also be downloaded or picked up at one of council’s Customer and Library Service Centres and emailed to [email protected] shire.vic.gov.au or posted to Mitchell Shire.
Nominations will be assessed by the new Australia Day Awards Committee.
For more information, including a full list of award eligibility criteria, visit the website www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or phone 57346200.