Glenorchy City Council is calling on the Glenorchy community to nominate the City’s high achievers, volunteers and business stars for the Community and Volunteer Awards.
Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said she was pleased to introduce a new format for the Awards, which combines Council’s previous Community Awards and Volunteer Awards programs and ceremonies.
“Council made the decision to bring the two events together so that we can really celebrate the contribution of the people who are doing so much in and for our City,” Mayor Thomas said.
“The new Awards Program and event incorporates a variety of new categories so that people can be recognised for their achievements across a range of different fields.”
Mayor Thomas said that as well as including the Glenorchy Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, the Awards had introduced two new categories to align with the Australian of the Year Awards – Glenorchy Senior Citizen of the Year and the Local Hero Award.
“As per the Australian of the Year Awards, the aim of these categories is to provide recognition of outstanding achievement, and we encourage people to nominate our leading citizens and role models,” she said.
Businessperson of the Year is another new category, which Mayor Thomas said was introduced to give businesses a forum to acknowledge their employees and the important role they play in the City.
“Our municipality has nearly 3000 businesses which are vital to the City’s ongoing growth and prosperity,” she said. “We encourage our new and established businesses to nominate employees who have exhibited great customer service and innovation so that we can recognise them.”
Mayor Thomas said the City’s volunteers have not been forgotten, with a range of new volunteer categories to showcase the important contribution that the City’s 6000 volunteers make to our community.
“We know that volunteers are the backbone of our community, assisting with sporting clubs, in schools, the arts sector, emergency services, landcare and so much more,” she said.
“The new volunteer categories reflect the diverse areas of volunteering so that we can better highlight what they do to keep our community connected.”
The final new category is a sports achievement award which is designed to recognise both individuals and teams who have achieved sporting excellence.
“We have so many sporting clubs, teams and individuals who have had success at state and national level that we would like to acknowledge,” Mayor Thomas said. “This award category allows us to do that, whilst still maintaining a sport and recreation category in our volunteering section.”
Nominations for the Community and Volunteer Awards are open now until the end of March. Nominees will be invited to an event in May where the winners of each category will be announced.
For more information, you can contact Council’s Events Officer on 6216 6800.