Yass Valley Australia Day awards open

Award recipients on Australia Day 2016. Photo: Jessica Cole
Award recipients on Australia Day 2016. Photo: Jessica Cole

Nominations for the 2018 Yass Valley Australia Day Awards are now open.

The community is called upon to nominate outstanding individuals or groups who make a significant contribution and difference to our community.

“Rural communities like Yass Valley are built on the back of volunteers, committees and community organisation and Australia Day is our time to recognise those who have strived to make our town and villages the best they can be,” Yass Valley mayor Rowena Abbey said.

“It is normally the people behind the scene, the ones who dive head first into the work that needs to be done, without comment or protest, who we want to be recognising.”

Awards will be provided for the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Individual Community Service

Award winners will be announced at Yass Valley’s Australia Day Breakfast at Coronation Park.

The Rotary Club of Yass will once again be providing breakfast in the park from 7am, with the Citizenship and Awards Ceremony commencing at 8am.

Anyone who is a resident of Yass Valley (at the time of nomination) is eligible to be nominated.

People who have previously been nominated, but have not received an award, are eligible to be nominated again.

Nominations may be submitted by community groups, organisations and individuals using the nomination form that is available on council’s website: yassvalley.nsw.gov.au.

Hard copies of the nomination form are available from Yass Valley Library and Yass Valley Council’s Administration Office: 209 Comur Street, Yass.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, December 15, 2017.