2018 Citizen of the Year Awards
2018 Glenorchy Citizen of the Year – Lynette GreenLynette has been a volunteer in the Glenorchy community for many years with a range of groups. She has been involved with the Glenorchy On the Go Program since 2011. As a Glenorchy On the Go Ambassador, Lynette has spent at least 15 hours per week helping to organise walking groups, exercise classes, swimming and other activities. In addition to these regular activities she also organises regular occasions to celebrate special events and wellbeing sessions.
Before Lynette became involved with Glenorchy On the Go she volunteered with Bucaan Community House, Haemophilia Tasmania, and Carers Tasmania. She has provided assistance to Carers Tasmania on a regular basis with large mail outs and with some of their promotional activities. Lynette was secretary with Haemophilia Tasmania and has undertaken fundraising activities.
Lynette has received numerous certificates of recognition from various organisations including Glenorchy On the Go, the Heart Foundation, Bucaan Community House, Keep Australia Beautiful and Glenorchy City Council.
Lynette has been an outstanding, selfless and caring volunteer whose efforts have benefited many in the community, many of whom are socially isolated and have health conditions. Lynette, uses her vivacious personality to encourage others, build positive social connections within the community and lends a hand whenever she can, all the while having been full time carer to her daughter and part time carer to her mother.
Both Lynette and Mitchell are fantastic examples of individuals who work hard and make personal sacrifices for the benefit of others and are very deserving recipients of the 2018 awards
2018 Glenorchy Young Citizen of the Year – Mitchell Woolley
Mitchell has been a member of the Glenorchy Youth Task Force for four years and has also been involved with Scripture Union Tasmania, Claremont Baptist Church and Elizabeth College extracurricular activities.
Mitchell has been an active member of the Elizabeth College Student Leadership Group, and participated in school activities including the debating team, the Academic Development Program, and organised chess, croquet and science week tournaments and activities. He has also assisted with communications, event planning/set up, mentoring, public speaking, sales, tutoring and ushering.
Mitchell has been involved with a large number of Glenorchy Youth Task Force events including Gig in the Gardens, National Youth Week events, R U OK Day events, and intergenerational activities which has involved working with older people. He has also been involved with many consultations around issues affecting young people. He has helped plan and set up these events and liaised with staff and members of the public.
Mitchell has volunteered on Scripture Union of Tasmania camps, undertaken cleaning duties, planned and lead camp activities, participated in team meetings and assisted with activity set up. At Claremont Baptist Church he has supervised children, led communion and worship, played in the band, set up events, undertaken cleaning and assisted with events organised by the “Tasmanian Baptist Vision 2020 Friends of Brighton Group”.
Mitchell has taken on these roles whilst maintaining an outstanding academic record. He is highly regarded by both peers and teaching staff at Elizabeth College. Mitchell’s maturity, common sense and strong belief in service to the community are essential to his character.