Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is encouraging Canberrans to celebrate our community’s most outstanding contributors by nominating them for the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year Award.
“Canberra is full of generous, talented and hard working people and this award is a fitting way to recognise and thank them publicly for their efforts,” the Chief Minister said.
“It may be a family member, a colleague, a friend, or a whole organisation. If you admire them take a few moments to tell us why you think they deserve this award.”
2015 will mark the 39th year of the Canberra Citizen of the Year, since it was introduced by The Canberra Times in 1977.
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“The award has celebrated scientists, artists, scout leaders, dancers, journalists, medical practitioners, business people, community workers, police, nurses, volunteers, indigenous leaders, religious leaders and community organisations.
“The diversity in the roles of those who have been recognised in the past demonstrates the wide range of talent, commitment and contribution made by so many local people over the decades,” the Chief Minister concluded.
The 2014 Award was presented to Professor Christopher Parish in recognition of his work as a cancer scientist, and role as the Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.
To submit your nomination online visit www.cmd.act.gov.au/communication/canbcitizen or you may request a hard copy form via Canberra Connect, phone 13 22 81. Nominations close 31 January 2015 and the winner will be announced as part of Canberra’s birthday celebrations in March 2015.
(Katy Gallagher Media Release)