Let’s salute our top citizens

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Do you know someone who deserves some recognition? Do they go above and beyond for others? Do they support the community in their own time?

It’s your time to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2018 Frankston City Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards. You can nominate your favourite volunteer or community event in one of four categories: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year.

“If you know of a local citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to our community, please take the time to nominate them so that we can recognise and reward these exceptional local community members,” said Frankston City Mayor Brian Cunial.

The winners will be announced at a special citizenship ceremony at the Frankston Arts Centre on Australia Day.

With the aim of honouring the outstanding members of our community, please make sure you take the opportunity to get an award in their hands. These Australia Day awards are to recognise people who have selflessly committed their time to others, inspiring spirit and dedication to volunteering.

Who’s eligible, you ask? All Frankston City residents who are Australian citizens can be eligible; however, they need to be nominated for their great efforts by someone other than themselves.

Our 2017 winners were the Rev Angel and Pastor Ulli Roldan (Citizens of the Year), Roy Giesemann (Senior Citizen of the Year), Louise Holtzinger (Young Citizen of the Year) and The Voice of Frankston (Community Event of the Year).

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, November 17. For more information and to nominate, visit frankston.vic.gov.au/Citizen_of_the_Year