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Nominate a local hero

Nominate a local hero

Aus Day Awards coming up

Glenelg Shire residents have one last chance to shine the spotlight on their local unsung heroes and nominate them for an Australia Day Award.
Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards close next month, leaving only a few weeks for residents to recognise a local individual and community group that has made a noteworthy contribution.

Nominations are accepted for the following categories:
- Citizen of the Year - awarded to a Shire resident aged over 25
- Young Citizen of the Year - awarded to a Shire resident aged under 25
- Senior Citizen of the Year - awarded to a Shire resident aged 60 or over
- Community Group of the Year - awarded to an organized community group based in the Glenelg Shire

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Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the past 18 months had certainly been a challenging one for everyone - individuals, clubs and groups and communities – but it also demonstrated the great community spirit and volunteerism alive in the Shire.

“Everyone will know someone, young and old, who has been an inspiration to them,” she said.

“They might volunteer for Meals on Wheels, champion the local arts scene, organise local events, help those less fortunate, gift their musical talents for others to enjoy, fundraise for an important cause or even organise a local sports competition. Our local heroes can wear many hats.

“These fantastic community members give without ever expecting anything in return, and now is the time to shine the spotlight on those who have selflessly made positive contributions to our region.

“There are only a few weeks left to nominate, so make sure you submit a nomination for your local hero so they can be recognised this coming Australia Day.”

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