2017 Community Award Winners
2017 Fairfield City Citizen of the Year - Roy Hilton
Roy Hilton is an integral part of The Rotary Club of Wetherill Park.
For more than 20 years, he has helped to ensure the club has continually run in a professional and rewarding manner and coordinated many fundraising events in that time.
He has personally raised an outstanding amount of more than $500,000 over that time.
He has also coordinated various community events including Carols at Horsley Park and the Annual Golf Day at Fairfield Golf Course.
2017 Fairfield City Young Citizen of the Year - Fadi Aluboodi
Fadi Aluboodi is a young person who is involved as a volunteer in a number of organisations and initiatives, giving his time freely to improve our community.
He is an active volunteer for the Salvation Army. He was involved in the Fairfield Relay for Life and recently became a White Ribbon Ambassador.
He is also a member of Project-L.E.A.D. to form a network bringing together young leaders from various schools across NSW to collaborate for the benefit of their communities.
He has been a member of the Fairfield Youth Advisory Committee since 2015 and volunteers at Summit Care Aged Care Facility and at events such as the Bring It On! Festival and Cabramatta Moon Festival.
2017 Fairfield Volunteer of the Year - Robert Ward
Robert Ward is a founding member of the Western Sydney Cycling Network based in Fairfield City.
He has volunteered continuously in the bicycle recycling program for 10 years and has been the Western Sydney Cycling Network’s media officer for five years.
He is a qualified ride leader and bicycle coach and helps migrants, young people and refugees with bicycle ride education.
In addition, he volunteers for the Flora Park, which he has done for 10 years, where he encourages people to look after our native plants. He also volunteers as a blacksmith at Fairfield Museum and Gallery.
2017 Fairfield Sports Achiever of the Year - Elisabeth Kidane
Elisabeth Kidane has placed in every competition she has taken part in since starting aerobics seven years ago. These competitions include State and national championships each year.
Last year she competed at the Suzuki World Championships in Japan and she placed fifth in the world in her division. Her goal is to compete at the Suzuki World Championships this year and at the Youth Olympics next year.