The Manningham Civic Awards recognise residents who’ve made exceptional contributions to the Manningham community through volunteer, unpaid or paid work.
Manningham Civic Award winners
Citizen of the Year
Manningham's Citizen of the Year award goes to a resident whose outstanding contributions have improved the lives of our local community. Their contributions demonstrate a long-term commitment to community service, community innovation, philanthropy or volunteer work.
Citizen of the Year 2022 – Margaret Kelly
Margaret has dedicated over 25 years of community service and voluntary work in Warrandyte. As a committee member and President of the Warrandyte Historical Society, Margaret has had an exceptionally positive impact on the preservation of Warrandyte’s history and has been involved in various committees for sporting groups, kinder and school councils.
Young Citizen of the Year
This award recognises the outstanding contribution made by a young Manningham resident to improve our local community. This can be demonstrated through leadership qualities, inspiring others through action or being a positive role model.
Young Citizen of the Year 2022 – Stephanie Martinez
Stephanie is acknowledged for her exceptional community contributions, which include being involved in and leading local projects that support vulnerable community members and participating in local working groups and committees. Stephanie exemplifies the next generation of change with a focus on community wellbeing, equity and justice for all.
Doreen Stoves AM PSM JP Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises the outstanding contribution made by a volunteer in the Manningham community. It highlights the contributions made by the quiet achievers, who often work behind the scenes to build a stronger and more caring society. You can nominate someone for any volunteer contribution made in the areas of community service, civic engagement, environment, sport, the arts, education, business or advocacy.
Doreen Stoves AM PSM JP Volunteer of the Year 2022 – Varvara Ioannou
Varvara is an inspiring volunteer leader in our community, sharing her professional knowledge and experience. Varvara encourages others to volunteer their time to create an inclusive community. She has a life-long commitment to creating inclusive schools, universities, workplaces, community organisations and communities.
Community Organisation of the Year Award
This award recognises community organisations, clubs or groups who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to improve the lives of the Manningham community. Nominees must be not for profit community organisations who’ve made a tangible difference to diversity, acceptance and tolerance, community spirit and social connectedness in the Manningham community.
Community groups may be nominated for a specific project undertaken in the last 12 months that demonstrates a positive impact made to the Manningham community.
Community Organisation of the Year Award 2022 - CareNet Program
The CareNet program is acknowledged for providing much needed food relief to our community. Their volunteers are friendly and supportive. CareNet has overcome barriers to food accessibility, making food relief easy and available in a safe place for those in need.
Manningham State Emergency Service
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Sports Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises individuals who demonstrate excellence in the sporting arena and/or displays exemplary leadership in the Manningham sporting community. This award is for people who inspire others, encourage participation and embody the principles of sportsmanship and fair play.
Along with those who play sport, you can nominate anyone who contributes to Manningham’s sporting community off the field. This includes coaches, referees/ umpires, organisers, volunteers and officials. If you’d like to nominate someone for an achievement made through a paid role, please demonstrate how they’ve contributed to the Manningham community in addition to their expected duties.
Sports Volunteer of the Year 2022 - Vince Montuoro
Vince is known for his work in establishing and growing football opportunities for children across Manningham. His enthusiasm about using football as a vehicle to get kids active, develop better people skills and facilitate personal growth has helped kids across the community.