Council is calling on Scenic Rim residents to give a shout-out to the quiet achievers who help to make the region great by nominating them for an Australia Day Award.
The 2019 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards are now open across four categories, highlighting the significant contributions of community groups and citizens of all ages across the region.
Mayor Greg Christensen said the awards program was an important opportunity to recognise the many selfless and hardworking community members who make a positive difference in the lives of others throughout the Scenic Rim.
“Our new-look Australia Day Awards celebrate our community champions and the quiet achievers who make the Scenic Rim such a great place to live,” he said.
“I believe it’s really important for us, as a community, to recognise those people who play strong roles in defining the best of our character as a region and to shine a spotlight on those who so often work quietly behind the scenes.”
Cr Christensen said analysis and feedback from the community had helped to refine this year’s nomination process and the selection criteria for the awards.
The 2019 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards will be presented across four categories:
Community Event of the Year Award for the individual, group or organisation which has staged the most outstanding community event in the Scenic Rim region between 30 November 2017 and 30 November 2018.
Citizen of the Year Award, for an exceptional young person who is accomplishing great things in all walks of life and making an outstanding contribution to the Scenic Rim community. Nominees must be between 16 and 30 years of age as at 26 January 2019.
Citizen of the Year Award, for someone who has been an inspirational role model to the Scenic Rim community over a number of years. Nominees must be between 31 and 65 years of age as at 26 January 2019.
Citizen of the Year Award for an inspirational person aged 65 and over, who continues to provide outstanding service to the Scenic Rim community and presents a positive image of ageing. Nominees must be 65 years or older as at 26 January 2019.
“I encourage everyone to make the most of this opportunity to nominate a friend, a family member, a work colleague or a community leader worthy of recognition for their contribution to our region,” Cr Christensen said.
Further details are available on Council’s website and nominations can be made online or at any of Council’s Customer Contact Centres or Libraries.