Citizen and Community Group awards

We offer several citizen and community group awards, which recognise the contributions of Glen Eira residents and groups to the local community.

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Nominations for the 2020 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year and the Community Group of the Year are now open.

  • Meet Glen Eira City Council Young Citizen of the Year 2019 and Girl Up Glen Eira crew member, Emily Qiao.

  • Hear Julie Walker, Citizen of the Year 2019 talk about her passion, Moongala Women’s Community House.

Who is eligible?

Citizen of the Year

To be eligible for a Citizen of the Year nomination, you must be a resident of Glen Eira.

Young Citizen of the Year

To be eligible for a Young Citizen of the Year nomination, you must be a resident of Glen Eira and be 25 years or younger on 31 December 2019.

As a Citizen of the Year or Young Citizen of the Year recipient, you must have:

  • made a significant contribution to the Glen Eira community throughout the year and/or over the previous years
  • outstanding leadership skills and/or be a role model for other community members.

You must have also excelled in one or more of the following areas:

  • aged services
  • charity/humanitarian
  • education
  • public health
  • arts/culture
  • community services
  • environment
  • sports /recreation.

Community Group of the Year

To be eligible for a Community Group of the Year Award, a community group or organisation must be not-for-profit and operating in the City of Glen Eira.

Nominated community groups must have made a significant contribution to the Glen Eira community throughout the year and/or over previous years.

They must also have shown that they:

  • meet a community need or priority
  • provide exceptional service to the local community.

Referees

You must provide the name of at least one referee, who we may contact to speak to about shortlisted nominees or community groups. The referee process is confidential.

Please ensure you contact referees in good time and give them the necessary information about the nomination. Referees may attach a supporting letter with the nomination.

Our selection process

A selection panel consisting of three Councillors and two community representatives will consider all nominations before making a recommendation to Council.


 

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