Nominate someone who makes our City a better place

If you know someone worthy of being the City of Melton’s next Citizen of the Year, then make sure you nominate them in the Community Achievement Awards today.

Melton City Council is looking for residents who make valuable contributions to the local community or who dedicate their time to making life better for others.

From now until Friday 31 July, you can nominate anyone who lives in the City of Melton or anyone outside the City who plays a major role in the community.

There are five categories celebrating different areas of community leadership.

Community Achievement Awards categories:

  • Citizen of the Year – for recognition of ongoing community leadership and involvement
  • Young Citizen of the Year – for community leadership under 25 years old
  • Intercultural Engagement Leader of the Year – for leadership that celebrates our diverse community
  • Access and Inclusion Leader of the Year – for commitment to improving the life of people with a disability
  • Gender Equity Leader of the Year – for community leadership, promotion of gender equality and commitment to advancing the status of women

City of Melton Mayor Cr Lara Carli encouraged people to nominate someone worthy of recognition.

“Whether it’s someone who encourages community participation, breaks down barriers or readily helps others, nominating them is a really special way to say thank you,” Cr Carli said.

“It could be a volunteer at your local club, or someone who goes above and beyond in their daily work.

“Over the years, these awards have celebrated teachers, community leaders, sportspeople, and more.

“Last year, we recognised individuals who had challenged gender stereotypes for young people, advocated against bullying, dedicated their time to the CFA, worked on disability inclusion in sport, and promoted intercultural awareness to students. This year, it could be that person who you think makes a fantastic contribution to your community, and to our City.”

Community Achievement Awards winners will be announced and at a prestigious awards night later this year, where the Mayor, Councillors, and special guests will be in attendance.

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