Chance to nominate community’s unsung heroes

July 20, 2017 by  

Essendon residents are being invited to nominate a business, group, professional body, or individual for this year’s Spirit of Moonee Valley Community Awards.

Moonee Valley City Council Acting Mayor Cr. Cam Nation said the awards were a way to celebrate everyday people and their outstanding contributions and service in the community, adding:

“Recognising the inspiring work of those who give their time and skills to improving our community is something I look forward to every year.”

Cr. Nation said the nominees are often the unsung heroes, many of whom have worked tirelessly to make the city a much better place, and stressed:

“They could be a friend, family members, mentor, someone you work or volunteer with, or someone who supports you. This is the perfect opportunity to recognise their hard work.”

There are eight categories in the 2017 awards, including Contribution by Youth, Contribution to Sport, Contribution to Older Persons, Contribution to Neighbourhood, Contribution to Family, Contribution to Environment, and Contribution to Arts and Culture.

There is also a category for Contribution by Business to the Community, which can include everyone from retail stores to printing companies.

Those nominated must be at least 16 years with the exception of the Youth category, which is open to 12 to 25 year olds. Australian citizenship is also needed to be considered.

Nominations close tomorrow, July 21, with an awards ceremony to follow at the Clocktower Centre on October 7.