Now’s the time to nominate local heroes

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is calling on all residents to nominate their local heroes for a 2013 Redland Australia Day Award.

These awards acknowledge people who freely give their time to benefit of the Redlands’ community.

Nominations are now open for 2013, with eight award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award (under 30)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year Award (over 60)
  • Community Organisation Award
  • Local Hero Award
  • Cultural Award
  • Environmental Achievement Award
  • Sports Award

Mayor Williams said the awards were an opportunity to thank the unsung heroes in the community.

“Our community is full of people volunteering their time to make the Redlands the best place in Australia to live,” she said.

“Some people we know about, but there are countless others quietly assisting the community, that we will never hear about unless people nominate them,” Mayor Williams.

“If you know someone who is making a difference in social, cultural, environmental or sporting arenas, please nominate them now.”

Nomination forms are available on Council’s website or at its Cleveland and Capalaba Customer Service Centres. To have a nomination form mailed to you, please call 3829 8580.

Nominations close Friday 16 November. Award nominees and winners will be announced in January 2013 and honoured at an official event.