Wodonga Council
Citizens of the Year Award

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Citizens of the Year Award

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Citizen of the Year Awards are held at Australia Day celebrations around the nation.

We host an event every year and a Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and a community organisation are recognised.

Nominations for the awards are called for in September/October each year and close on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

The Australia Day organising committee, led by a councillor, chooses the award winners.

Nomination form

Past recipients
Year Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year
2020 Penny Wilson Bhakta Bhattarai and Grace King
2019 Rupinder Kaur Sheldon Smith
2018 Uta Wiltshire
Sheridan Williams
2017 Teju Chouhan
Jye McBurnie and Allanah McKeown
2016 Marie Elliot Jacob Mildren
2015 Ian Elston
Liam Shay and Natasa Sojic
2014 Glenn Mackinnon
Samantha Treffers
2013 Pam Adams Josie Lindner
2012 Dianne Mant
Tim Collins and Victoria Jones
2011 Jenny Black Sophie Fuchen
2010 Geoff Smith
Ashlea Bennett and Joshua Collins
2009 Bryan Watson Jacob Hampton
2008 Sue Cardwell Dan Collins
2007 Andrew Waite Sarah Dechert
2006 Jim Parker
Grace Van Kalken
2005 Allan Bounader Patrea Quine
2004 John Byrne
Nathan Ahrens and Melissa Walker
2003 Betty Waite
Alicia Hanna and Matthew Quine
2002 Jean Whitla
Luke Broadhurst and Ebony Maygar
2001 Barbara Prenter
Melissa McDougall
2000 Betty McLean Leah Foster
1999 Eddie Kneebone
Jacqueline Hanna and Shareen Janetzki
1998 Robert Hall Kirsty Leach
1997 Jim Saleeba Natasha Dean
1996 The award dating system changed
and no award was given this year
The award dating system changed
and no award was given for this year.
1995 David Mann Marie Rauter
1994 Bill Grant No award given
1993 Walter Taylor Robert Spurr
1992 Bill Proud Mark Dowlan
1991 Dawn Richardson
Nichole Chambers
1990 Elizabeth McGrath Tammy Miller
1989 Jim Costelloe
Jonathon Van Ree
1988 Leo Mulqueeney Tania Tait
1987 Bruce Morrison Brenda Keenan
1986 Margaret Andrews David Boyle
1985 Bill Orr Dallas Hemphill
1984 No award given
Jacqueline Harris
1983 No award given Tracey Foard
1982 Bill Buckpitt Alison Evans
1981 No award given
Andrew Freeman and Diane Simpson
1980 No award given Belinda Bruning