We all know someone who gives up their time and donates their skills to better the lives of others, says Orange Mayor Reg Kidd.
Those people don’t do those tasks for the accolades but they certainly deserve some acknowledgment, so let’s congratulate them, Cr Kidd said.
“Australia Day is fast approaching and nominations for Orange Citizen of the Year and the five additional awards are due on Wednesday December 16, 2020
“That’s not too far away and I know there’s hundreds of people out there in Orange who just go about their business helping others, who deserve to be nominated.
“It doesn’t take long and you can download a nomination form from the Council website.
“Do you know a group of people, or a committee who really went above and beyond to raise money, or put on that special event, which benefited hundreds of locals?
“Do you know a business person who humbly donates services or money to people or groups who are most in need?
“These people are humble.
“You might think they would be a little embarrassed by any public acknowledgment of their good deeds, but to that I say do it anyway.
“They deserve it. “
The award categories are:
The Citizen of the Year Award recognises an individual who has achieved something extraordinary, is an inspirational role model to others or who has made a sustained outstanding contribution to the local community.
The Local Legend Award recognises a person who has moulded the Orange local community with outstanding, illustrious or renowned achievement.
The Business Philanthropy Award recognises a business that seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money or services to the community and good causes.
The Young Citizen of the Year Award recognises an individual under 25 years of age who has achieved something extraordinary, is an inspirational role model to others or who has made a sustained outstanding contribution to the local community.
The Community Group of the Year Award recognises a group who has made a valuable contribution to the Orange community throughout the year.
The Community Event of the Year Award recognises an event that has made a valuable contribution to the community. This will be determined both in relation to the quality of the event and the scope of impact on the local government area.
Nominations can be found on Council’s website or at the front counter at the Civic Centre building in Byng Street.
Nominations need to be received by December 16.
Winners will be announced on Australia Day.