Australia Day Award nominations open

Friday, 25 October

Lismore City Council is calling for nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards.

Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said the awards acknowledge the dedication of our volunteers who have contributed to our community and people who have excelled in their field of endeavour.

“Australia Day Awards give us a chance to acknowledge and thank people in our community who make a difference to the lives of others or who are achieving exceptional things in their field,” Councillor Smith said.

“If you know someone who is passionate, talented or works tirelessly for our community, I encourage you to nominate them.”

Cr Smith said often the only way for Council to hear about the extraordinary achievements of ordinary citizens is for colleagues, friends or family member to nominate them.

“Inevitably, people who deserve reward never seek it, so we need your help to find the wonderful local people who are quietly doing good things or achieving great things in our community,” he said.

“It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete an online nomination, and it brings great joy to watch hard-working people receive a little of the recognition they deserve.”

Categories in 2020 are: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Aboriginal Citizen of the Year, Services in Community (Individual), Services in Community (Group), Sportsperson (Senior), Sportsperson (Junior), Sports (Team/Group/Organisation), Sustainable Environment and Art/Cultural.

Nominations have now closed.


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