Awards to recognise our community’s inspiring volunteers
Published: 11 Dec 2018 8:39am
Now’s the time to give back to the people who give our community so much.
Nominations for the Wagga Wagga Local Achievement Awards are open across five categories - Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Healthy and Active Living, Arts and Culture, and Intergenerational Leadership.
The Wagga Wagga Local Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate the volunteer work of women and men aged 50 and over.
“We are lucky to have so many people in our community that selflessly give their time to clubs, groups, causes and more,” Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said.
“The Wagga Wagga Local Achievement Awards are a fantastic way to thank our volunteers for their enormous contribution to our community.
“If you or your community group know someone whose work deserves to be celebrated, please get your nominations in before 4 February.”
The awards are co-presented by Wagga Wagga City Council and Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr.
Earlier this year, community stalwarts including Betty Miller (Intergenerational Leadership Award category 2), David Gilbey (Arts & Culture Awards), Don Tuckwell (Healthy & Active Living), Mahdi Rahimi (Intergenerational Leadership Award category 1) and Peggy Adamson (Diversity & Inclusion Award) were recognised in the 2018 awards.
“Every day I meet the amazing men and women, who make Wagga a diverse, active and inspiring place to live,” Dr McGirr said.
“The Local Achievement Awards give us a chance to recognise and pay tribute to them and the work they do across our communities.
“So I ask you to take a look around at the people you know, who really go out of their way to help others and take responsibility for making Wagga better. If you know someone like that, I encourage you to take a few minutes to nominate them.”
Nominations are open to any Wagga Wagga Local Government Area resident aged 50 years and over, while the Intergenerational Leadership category is open to people aged between 12 to 25 years and 50 years and over.
Nominations open Friday 7 December 2018 and close 5pm Monday 4 February 2019.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/wwlaa. Hardcopies are available for collection from Customer Service in the Civic Centre or at Dr Joe McGirr MP’s Electorate Office at 64 Baylis Street.
Wagga Wagga Local Achievement Awards
Diversity & Inclusion Award: Recognises volunteer or unpaid work by an older person 50 years and over who has challenged the status quo to bring about positive change for marginalised individuals and/or groups living in our community.
Education Award: Recognises volunteer or unpaid work by an older person 50 years and over who has created opportunities for increased access to leisure, lifestyle and educational courses for people living in our community.
Healthy & Active Living Award: Recognises volunteer or unpaid work by an older person 50 years and over who has created opportunities for increased access to community based health and recreational programs for people living in our community.
Arts & Culture Award: Recognises volunteer or unpaid work by an older person 50 years and over who has made a significant contribution to the rich and diverse cultural landscape of our local community.
Intergenerational Leadership Award: Recognises the development of connections made and programs delivered across the community that foster genuine interaction between people of all ages and demonstrate positive ageing. There are two categories – ages 12 to 25 years and 50 years and over.