Congratulations to Community Award Nominees
Council congratulates the nominees of the Golden Plains Shire Council Community Awards 2021.
The Golden Plains Shire Council (GPSC) Community Awards 2021 are an opportunity to formally acknowledge extraordinary individuals and community groups who make an outstanding contribution to Golden Plains Shire.
This year, an impressive field of local residents and community groups have been nominated by their fellow community members for awards in four categories: Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Community Impact Award.
Congratulations to the five nominees for the GPSC Citizen of the Year 2021:
Kath Bourke of Bannockburn, Rob McHenry of Inverleigh, Jo Sibbison of Rokewood, Barry Wemyss of Smythesdale, Stuart McCallum of Bannockburn.
Congratulations to the five nominees for the GPSC Senior Citizen of the Year 2021:
Barry Wemyss of Smythesdale, Stuart McCallum of Bannockburn, Ruth Georgalis of Dereel, Joan Coker of Haddon, Peter Trevaskis of Inverleigh.
Congratulations to the five nominees for the GPSC Young Citizen of the Year 2021:
Georgia Kitchen of Teesdale, Bridie Orr of Inverleigh, Rachel Kaiser of Maude, Tarni Crocker of Teesdale, and Alisha Nurnaitis of Bannockburn.
Congratulations to the five nominees for the GPSC Community Impact Award 2021:
Advance Meredith Association, Woady Yaloak Historical Society, Meredith History Interest Group Meredith, Rokewood/Corindhap Community Planning Group, Bannockburn Inclusive Disabled and Seniors Group (All Inclusive Coffee Catch-Ups).
Mayor Cr Gavin Gamble congratulated all nominees for their positive contribution to the Golden Plains Shire community.
“The achievements and commitment of the 20 Community Award nominees this year were very impressive. There were 15 community members whose contributions to the community saw them nominated for individual awards and 5 fantastic community groups made up of local volunteers who received worthy nominations for the Community Impact Award. We congratulate all award nominees and thank all the good people who nominated them.
“As we reflect on the challenges of 2021, it’s great to have the opportunity to recognise the many remarkable acts of service from individuals and community groups that helped bring the Golden Plains community together. We look forward to honouring these exceptional community nominees and naming the award-winners at the Golden Plains Shire Council Community Awards event later this month.”
The GPSC Community Awards 2021 nominees will be recognised, and the award-winners will be named, at an event on Tuesday 25 January. In line with Council’s COVIDSafe plan, event attendance is limited and by invitation.