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Nominate your local hero

Nominate your local hero

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Do you know someone who’s done something extraordinary in your local community? Maybe your local hero lives next door?

Now’s the time to help us recognise and celebrate those people in our local community who dedicate their time to helping others or going above and beyond.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 City of Whittlesea Community Awards.

Awards will be presented in the following categories;

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Access and Inclusion Citizen of the Year
  • Sustainable Environment Citizen or Group of the Year.

Administrator Peita Duncan, who is a member of the Community Awards Committee, said there were hundreds of people who lived, worked, volunteered or studied in the City of Whittlesea who contributed to their local community.

“Often times volunteer work goes unrecognised but now is the chance to change that. We want to celebrate our community and urge people to come forward and fill out the quick and simple nomination form,” she said.

“We want to hear all the stories of those doing amazing things in our community.”

Last year’s Citizen of the Year winner Daman Shrivastav from South Morang was recognised for his efforts to provide free meals and food to international students and others in need during the pandemic.

Young Citizen of the Year Rudra Sekhri was recognised for showing leadership and vision in his contribution to the Thomastown Youth Council ‘Youth Leading the World Congress’ and Mill Park Library Makers Club.

The 2022 Community Awards will be presented at the City of Whittlesea Community Festival in March 2023.

Find out more, including how to nominate, at