Nominations now open for Council’s 2024 Community Awards

Published on 05 February 2024

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Murrindindi Shire Council is inviting nominations for its 2024 Community Awards (previously called Citizen of the Year Awards) to celebrate the outstanding contributions of volunteers who demonstrate exceptional community spirit and a willingness to help others.

Council is encouraging all Shire residents to nominate an inspiring individual or community group for one of the four Award categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Group or Initiative of the Year

Community groups can be nominated for their valued contribution or for a special project or initiative they have delivered. This may include a group that was formed specifically to deliver a project, or campaign.

Tell us who inspires you, and how they make our Shire a better place. Nominations close on Sunday 24 March. Entries will be judged from 2 April, with winners of the Awards announced and presented at a volunteer appreciation event during National Volunteer Week (20-26 May 2024).

Click here for more information and to submit a nomination

You can also drop into Council’s Library and Customer Service Centres and complete a paper nomination form.

All nominations will be assessed by a judging panel made up of community members from across the Shire. The panel will select the Award winners and present their recommendations to Council.

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Mayor Damien Gallagher said “Council’s Community Awards provide a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the work of local volunteers and groups.”

“On behalf of Council I encourage you to think about someone in your community who inspires you. They might be part of a community group or local initiative, or they might be a quiet achiever. Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes, and we want to recognise those who make our Shire a better place.”

“During National Volunteer Week in May, Award recipients will be announced at a special event. We’ll have more to say about that very soon. So, for now, get your nominations in, and let’s make this year’s Awards even better.”

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