New-look awards to recognise inspiring volunteers
Published: 12 Jan 2018 8:43am
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.
Formerly known as the Community Service awards, the Wagga Wagga Local Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate the volunteer work of people living in our community aged 50 and over. And importantly for the first time this year also recognises the volunteer work of young people aged 12 to 25 years in the category of Intergenerational Leadership.
“We are lucky to have so many people in our community that selflessly give their time to clubs, groups, causes and more,” Wagga Wagga City Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said.
“The Wagga Wagga Local Achievement Awards are a fantastic way to thank older 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 by 16 March.”
Nomination forms are available from Customer Service at the Civic Centre or online at www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/laawards. Nominations close at 5pm Friday, 16 March and finalists will be presented with their awards on 9 April at a ceremony at the Civic Centre.
The Wagga Wagga Local Achievement Awards are co-presented by Wagga Wagga City Council and Daryl Maguire MP Member for Wagga Wagga.
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.