Oz Day nominations

THE search continues for nominees for the Eurobodalla Shire’s 2014 local Australia Day Awards with council extending the time for nominations to Friday.

The NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards is run in conjunction with the Australia Day Council of NSW and recognises outstanding achievement and service to the local community during the past year or over a number of years.

Eurobodalla Shire Council Mayor, Lindsay Brown, invites community members to nominate people they think are worthy for the 2014 awards.

“If you know someone in our shire who has contributed their knowledge, time and talents for the benefit of the community, you now have until this Friday to nominate them for these Australia Day honours,” he said.

The award categories are Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Achievement and Sports Achievement and the Jeff Britten Award for the Pursuit of Excellence.

“Past award recipients include 2013 Citizen of the Year, Marco Cardinale, who was recognised for his outstanding community service, and Young Citizen, Tamara Kenny who was recognised for her leadership skills, her academic achievements and the strong role model she provided for Aboriginal students,” Cr Brown said.

Australian citizens who reside in Eurobodalla at the time of their nomination are eligible. Nominees for the Young Citizen of the Year Award need to be under 26 years old on Australia Day, January 26.

For more information on the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards program, or to obtain a nomination form and awards criteria, contact Carol Hodges on 4474 1358 or visit council’s website, www.esc.nsw.gov.au.

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