Nominate now for Bega Valley Citizen of the Year Awards

Bega Valley 2020 Citizen of the Year Award winners pictured in January with acting general manager Alice Howe, Australia Day Ambassador Jane Rutter and Mayor Kristy McBain are Michele Bootes, Colin Dunn, Clair Mudalier, Kiarna Woolley-Blain and Jennie Keioskie (absent: Kate Lewis).
Bega Valley 2020 Citizen of the Year Award winners pictured in January with acting general manager Alice Howe, Australia Day Ambassador Jane Rutter and Mayor Kristy McBain are Michele Bootes, Colin Dunn, Clair Mudalier, Kiarna Woolley-Blain and Jennie Keioskie (absent: Kate Lewis).

Nominations are open for the Bega Valley Shire's 2021 Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25s) and Senior Citizen (over 65s) of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and the Australia Day awards.

Nominations close on November 16.

The council is calling on people to recognise the efforts of friends, neighbours, colleagues and family.

Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said individuals are being sought for nominations from the community to recognise outstanding contributions.

"The awards are a great way to honour those who work hard to make our community a better place; those who quietly and selflessly help others. This year, in particular, we have seen people go above and beyond to support each other through adversity," Cr Fitzpatrick said.

"It's a highlight of the year to present these special awards to recognise outstanding achievers and community champions for their hard work and determination in enriching the social fabric of the shire."

The 2020 Awards recognised Joint Australia Day Local Award winners Jennie Keioskie and Clair Mudalier, Citizen of the Year Michele Bootes, Senior Citizen of the Year Colin Dunn, Sportsperson of the Year Kiarna Woolley-Blain and Young Citizen of the Year Kate Lewis.

Nominations for the 2021 awards should include information about a person's service to the community or distinguished performance over the past 12 months.

To nominate, go to https://begavalley.nsw.gov.au/Awards, email council@begavalley.nsw.gov.au or deliver hard copy nominations to any BVSC office by November 16, 2020.

Any nominations received after midnight on November 16 will be considered for the 2022 awards program.

For more information please contact council's executive assistants on 6499 2222.

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