Mid-Western Regional Council awards close December 9

Nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards close on December 9.

Outstanding achievements, contributions towards the community, sporting achievements and a strong support of community values are the basis of the 2017 Mid-Western Regional Council Australia Day Awards.

Nominees must be Australian citizens and must reside within the Mid-Western Regional Council area.

You can fill in a form on Council’s website or pick one up from one of Council’s Customer Service Centres or libraries.

“This is the opportunity to recognise people who make great contributions to our community,” Mayor Des  Kennedy said. 

“Throughout the year we often hear about people going out of their way to improve our community and we’re really looking forward to recognising them formally.

“All you need to do is fill in a short form either on Council’s website, or pick one up from one of Council’s Customer Service Centres or libraries.”

Nominees must be Australian citizens and must reside within the Mid-Western Regional Council area.

Mid-Western Region’s Australia Day Celebrations will take place in Rylstone on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Information about the categories and nomination forms are available on Council’s website: www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au/community--recreation/Events/Australia-Day-Celebrations/

Award Categories

Citizen of the Year: A person (over 25 years) for contribution to the community, taking into account acts of compassion, generosity, bravery, or other similar characteristics.

Young Citizen of the Year: A person (aged 16-25 years) for contribution to the community or other significant achievement/s.

Environment Award: Person and/or persons (of any age) contributing to the sustainability and improvement of our environment.

Sports Award (18 years and over): A sports person taking into account performance, approach to sport or contribution to the advancement of sport.

Sports Junior Award (up to 18 years): A sports person taking into account performance, approach to sport or contribution to the advancement of sport.

Arts Award: A person (of any age) for contribution to the Arts in any field whether by participation or administration.

Glen Johnston Memorial Award – Music: A person of any age who has made a contribution to music in the community be it either singing, writing or playing music.

Community Event of the Year: An event which contributes to the community or raises the profile of the Mid-Western Regional Council.

Young Farmer of the Year: A person (under 30 years) who has displayed initiative and commitment to the farming industry.

Volunteer Services Award: A person or group who volunteers in ways that benefit our community as a whole, or individuals in our community.

Volunteer Emergency Services Award: A person or group who volunteer their time and efforts during emergencies (e.g. flood, fire)  to serve our community.

Wall of Reflections: A deceased resident or pioneer of the Mid-Western Regional Council area who has contributed to the community in any field. 

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