Nominations for Wodonga’s 2024 Australia Day Awards have opened, with community members encouraged to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organisations to Wodonga.
Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Organisation of the Year will be recognised in a ceremony held on Friday, January 26. This event, hosted annually by the council, is one of several Australia Day celebrations held around the country each year.
Wodonga’s 2023 Citizen of the Year Ceryn Campbell spoke of the importance of recognising achievement within the community as a means of encouraging others to consider their own involvement.
“Wodonga’s Australia Day Awards present a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise the important work being undertaken by the people around us,” she said.
“In doing this, we show the tangible and positive impact their work has in enhancing the spirit of Wodonga. I hope this encourages others to look at how they too can get involved.”
“I urge everyone to look to those important people in their lives who are doing incredible things for their community and consider nominating them for an award.”
Ceryn a highly respected former police sergeant with more than 34 years of service in the city, was awarded Citizen of the Year for her work with the Wodonga Cemetery Trust.
She’s also involved in Wodonga Council’s Place Names Advisory Committee, the Australia Red Cross and the Wodonga Tennis Club.
Nominations close on Friday, November 17 and the Australia Day organising committee, led by a councillor, will choose the award winners.
Complete an online nomination form here.