A shout-out for community’s quiet achievers

Mayor Greg Christensen with Gary Hamblyn and Deputy Mayor Jeff McConnell
Mayor Greg Christensen with Gary Hamblyn and Deputy Mayor Jeff McConnell

Scenic Rim Regional Council is calling for community members to give a shout-out to the region’s quiet achievers with nominations open for the 2024 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Council’s awards provided an opportunity to shine a spotlight on community members of all ages who often work quietly behind the scenes without any thought of recognition.

“These are individuals who are the heart and soul of ourregion and who give so much of their time as volunteers in our community,” he said.

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Nominations for the 2024 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards are open from Monday 11 September to Monday 13 November in four categories: Community Event of the Year Award, for the individual, group or organisation which has staged the most outstanding community event in the Scenic Rim region during 2023.

Citizen of the Year Award (16-30), for an exceptional young person who is accomplishing great things in all walks of life and making an outstanding contribution to the Scenic Rim community. Nominees must be between 16 and 30 years of age as at 26 January 2024.

Citizen of the Year Award (31-65), for someone who has been an inspirational role model to the Scenic Rim community over a number of years. Nominees must be between 31 and 65 years of age as at 26 January 2024.

Citizen of the Year Award (65+ years), for an inspirational role model, whose example encourages others and contributes to creating a friendly, caring and engaged community. This person will have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the local community over a number of years and had a positive impact on a wide range of people in the Scenic Rim. Nominees must be 65 years or older as at 26 January 2024.

A special Mayor’s Award, recognising outstanding overall achievement, will be presented to an individual chosen from the nominees across all categories. For further information on the 2024 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards, or to nominate, visit Council’s website scenicrim.qld.gov.au/grants-funding-awards/australia-day-awards/1