3 December 2018

Manningham Council is calling on the community to shine a light on a local hero and nominate them for a 2019 Manningham Civic Award.

Nominations for the Civic Awards officially opened on Saturday 1 December with five categories, including:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Sports Achiever of the Year
  • Community Achievement Award.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Paula Piccinini, said the awards provide the perfect platform to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to our local community.

“Every day, there are people volunteering in our local sporting clubs, community groups and other programs, who make a huge difference to the lives of others. This is our chance to say thank you and to celebrate them”.

Last year’s Sports Achiever of the Year, Fiona Huber, was nominated by Templestowe Cricket Club where she has played for over 20 years and is heavily involved in volunteering.

“When I was nominated I was so overwhelmed. One of my greatest experiences as Sports Achiever of the Year was being given the opportunity to speak at the opening of the Mullum Mullum stadium. As a sportsperson that moment really meant a lot to me,” Fiona said.

Ms Huber said if someone knows a local hero, she would encourage them to make a nomination.

“It’s great to be recognised for the work you do and it makes all those early mornings, sacrifices and things like standing in the rain even more worth it,” she said.

For more information or to nominate, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/civicawards. Nominations close Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 4.00pm.