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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.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year and the Community Group of the Year Awards will open on Monday 1 November and close on Friday 14 January.

Who is eligible?

Citizen of the Year

To be eligible for a Citizen of the Year 2022 nomination, the nominee must be a resident of Glen Eira.

Young Citizen of the Year

To be eligible for a Young Citizen of the Year nomination, the nominee must be a resident of Glen Eira and be 25 years or younger on 31 December 2021.

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

  • Young Citizen of the Year 2020 | John Feiglin

  • 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.

The nominee 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. A community group can be nominated for its usual activities or for a special project it has implemented or completed.

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.

Outstanding achievements and the demonstration of these key attributes are the basis of the awards.

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.

Awards will be announced as part of Council’s Volunteer Recognition Program during National Volunteer Week in May 2022.


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