Know someone who deserves recognition?

Each year it is my great privilege to present Australia Day Community Awards to very deserving recipients from our City.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 awards and I  encourage all residents to think about the inspirational people from our City they would like to see recognised.

We have many high achievers in our community who work tirelessly to make our City great, and inspire others to do the same. The Australia Day Community Awards are a great opportunity to thank these amazing people for all they do across a number of fields.

Nominations will be opening soon for the Australia Day 2016 for the following four categories:

  • Fairfield City Citizen of the Year
  • Fairfield City Young Citizen of the Year
  • Fairfield City Sports Achiever of the Year
  • Fairfield City Volunteer of the Year

Past award recipients have included Cathie Watt, the 2015 Fairfield City Citizen of the year. Cathie is a wonderful local woman who has volunteered her time to support the community for over 40 years. Her service to the community has included her involvement with the First Fairfield Heights Scouts and co-ordinating Scouts and Guides involvement in Fairfield City Council's monthly citizenship ceremonies, welcoming our newest Australians.

Volunteer of the Year, John Cochrane, has spent the last 13 years volunteering at Mt Pritchard East Public School operating a literacy program for young students who are experiencing reading difficulties.

It is local heroes like John and Cathie that are making a difference in the lives of our young people and building a bright future for our City.

Fairfield City Council takes great pride in acknowledging the generous contributions of our residents and their ongoing commitment to community activities. Council cannot hand out the awards without having nominees, and that's where you can help. Visit the Fairfield City Council website to nominate local inspirational people you know that deserve to be recognised.

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