Do you know of a remarkable Redlander or community group who deserves recognition for doing something special for the Redlands? If so, we want to hear from you.
Nominations are now open for the Redland City Australia Day Awards 2014 to honour those who have made outstanding contributions to the City.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the awards showed the City’s appreciation of the often unheralded, selfless commitment of residents to their community.
“Our Australia Day Awards acknowledge high-achieving community members who have made truly outstanding contributions, giving freely of their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to promote the welfare and wellbeing of the Redlands,’’ Cr Williams said.
“If you know of a person, group or community organisation who is worthy of recognition for their community efforts, I encourage you to nominate them.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to honor and applaud the contributions of the great Australians in our own community.
“The Redlands has a sense of community like no other because of the many selfless people who help make us so special.’’
Last January, Capalaba’s Jeff Underhill was named Redland City’s 2013 Citizen of the Year for his dedication to organisations such as the Lions Club, local PCYC and Meals on Wheels, as well as his personal generosity in support of city charities and community organisations.
The award categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, as well as a Local Hero award for a citizen or group, community organisation award and cultural, environment and sports awards.
“All you have to do is go online at www.redland.qld.gov.au/awards and click on ‘Australia Day Awards’ to fill out the nomination form. It’s quick and easy,’’ Cr Williams said.
“Nominations are open now and close on Friday 8 November.’’