Everyday heroes, who roll up their sleeves and work to engage the Perth city community, are to be recognised in the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
Nominations are sought by individuals, groups and organisations who want to acknowledge a community role model.
Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said the annual awards were an ideal way to recognise inspirational people and groups who contributed to the diverse city community.
“The Community Citizen of the Year Awards profile leading citizens who inspire us with their achievements, challenging us to make our own contribution to creating a better community,” Commissioner Lumsden said.
“They don’t have to reside in Perth; nominees can be everyday people with a strong connection to the city through their employment, charity work or volunteer efforts.”
The awards are given out across four categories:
- Community citizen of the Year
- Senior Community Citizen of the Year (65 years or over)
- Young Community Citizen of the Year (under 25 years)
- Active Citizenship Award (community group or event)
Nominations close 31 October and winners will be announced at the City’s Australia Day Citizenship and Awards Ceremony on 26 January 2019.
Previous winners include UWA researcher Caine Chennatt, the Lion’s Club of the City of Perth and former Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan.