Citizen of the Year

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This award recognises the outstanding contributions made by a Manningham resident to improve the lives of our local community.

The contribution can be made in any area that demonstrates a long term commitment to community service, community innovation, philanthropy or volunteer work.

2019 winner

2019 Citizen of the Year

Hardy Shum

2018 winner

Portrait photo of Geoff Roberts

Geoff Roberts

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must reside in Manningham.
  • Nominees must be over 25 years of age on 20 May 2020.
  • Nominees must be an Australian citizen.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Manningham Councillors, Manningham Council employees, State and Federal politicians are not eligible but are encouraged to nominate others.
  • Nominations under 150 words will not be considered for judging.


  • Award winners should be willing to share their achievements in the 12 months after winning, promote civic values and to reflect positively on the principles of the Manningham Civic Awards. This may include but is not limited to public speaking, promotional campaigns and having photos taken and displayed.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.

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