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Don’t miss the chance to nominate a local hero for the 2020 Australia Day Awards

Time is running out to nominate community members for the 2020 Australia Day Awards.

Nominations are open for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year (aged under 30), Community Event of the Year and Sport Award across the Arcadia, Dookie, Mooroopna, Murchison, Shepparton, Tatura and Toolamba areas.

The purpose of these awards is to recognise those people in our local community that are making outstanding contributions to the region and acknowledge them for their efforts.

Greater Shepparton City Council’s Director Sustainable Development, Geraldine Christou, encouraged residents to nominate friends, neighbours or colleagues who had volunteered their time to make a difference in their community. 

“These awards are an opportunity to say thank you, and give people the recognition they deserve,” Ms Christou said.

“We all know people who just get out there and make things happen, lend a hand and go above and beyond their call of duty when it comes to supporting people in our community.

“Council’s Australia Day Awards are a fitting tribute for the quiet achievers of Greater Shepparton. I urge anyone who has ever been in awe of someone’s contribution, commitment and dedication to nominate them for the 2019 awards.”

Greater Shepparton Citizen of the Year for 2019, Sam Atukorala, said nominating your friend or colleague can mean more to them than you think.

“I was honoured and humbled to be awarded the Greater Shepparton Citizen of the Year award in 2019,” he said.

“Greater Shepparton is such a unique place and there are so many members in our community who work tirelessly.  I encourage everyone to submit a nomination and recognise these outstanding individuals who make Greater Shepparton, greater.”

Winners will be recognised at Australia Day celebrations on 26 January 2020.

Nomination forms are available online here.

Forms can also be collected from Australia Day Committee members or by contacting Council on 5832 9700.  Nominations close for Murchison on 21 November 2019 and for all other towns on 1 December 2019.


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