The Citizen of the Year Award is a premier award program of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, recognising individuals, groups, events and organisations that have made a significant contribution to their local community.
Jan Chorley, CEO Australia Day Council of South Australia said that there is no doubt the events of this year have given rise to many extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.
“The Citizen of the Year Award is the opportunity for the invisible heroes within our community to be recognised for their outstanding contributions, the contributions that make an impact on the day to day lives of everyday South Australians in their own communities,” said Jan Chorley.
“The nomination process is just three simple questions and we are urging all South Australians to take the time to think about who has made a difference to them or more broadly specific groups in the community and nominate this person now.”
The 2020 South Australia Citizen of the Year Recipient – Allan Mayfield from Clare encapsulates what this award is all about, acting local, developing and supporting the community with the added benefit of a global impact.
Allan Mayfield has increased the profile of Clare, not only in SA, but also nationally and internationally. From securing funding from Federal and State Governments to extend The Riesling Trail, contributing to the community through Lions, to liaising with local governments and discussing issues with landowners, he has established himself within the community to improve the lives of the people of Clare and Gilbert Valley.
Their contribution or community services may include – but not limited to; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well-being of a community.
“This is the time for Individuals, organisations, groups or events that have made an outstanding and impactful contribution to the local community outside their regular employment, to be paid the ultimate compliment by way of a nomination for the 2021 Citizen of the Year Award.”
The Citizen of the Year Award comprises four categories:
● Citizen of the Year Award To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.
● Young Citizen of the Year Award To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen aged over 16 years and under 30 years of age on January 26, 2020.
● Community Event of the Year Award – This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.
● Award for Active Citizenship A person or group delivering outstanding work or for an event or cause, staged in the community during the past year.
Nominations close on 20 November 2020 and there’s just three straightforward questions to answer to make someone’s year! Just head online to https://australiadaysa.com.au/pages/awards
The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, Local Government Association of South Australia, Sarah Constructions, On The Run, MGA Insurance and are administered by local Councils across South Australia.
Individual councils will typically announce their category winners at their own Australia Day celebrations. They may then forward the details of these recipients to the Australia Day Council of South Australia to place them in the running for the 2021 State Awards, presented by the Governor of South Australia.
Visit https://australiadaysa.com.au/pages/citizen-of-the-year-awards for more information.