Nominations for Citizenship Awards now open

Nominations are now open for this year’s Citizenship Awards, recognising those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the local community.

Nominees should have demonstrated outstanding community service in areas such as education, health, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment and social inclusion.

Recipients will be judged based on their contribution to the local community, their leadership on a community issue resulting in the enhancement of community life, and their qualities as a role model for the community.

The Awards have four categories, including Community Citizen of the Year, Community Youth Citizen of the Year, Community Senior Citizen of the Year and Active Citizenship Award for a group or event.

This year’s Citizen of the Year Award was given to Esperance community paramedic Paul Gaughan.

SAFE Esperance, Apex and the Esperance Music Festival were nominated for the Community Group of the Year Active Citizenship award and both Ewin Stewart and David Ford received nominations for the Community Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

All nominees will be recognised at the Esperance Australia Day ceremony in January, 2019.

The form must be submitted before October 31, 2018.