Community Achievement Awards

Do you, or someone you know, make a valuable contribution to our local community, and dedicate time to make life better for others? If yes, then it’s time to nominate for a 2020 Community Achievement Award!

Council proudly recognises people whose contributions make this region an even better place to live through the Melton City Council Community Achievement Awards.

Nominate yourself or a fellow community member for a Community Achievement Award. Applications for the 2020 Community Achievement Awards are now open, closing Monday 2 September at 5pm.

All nominees will be invited to a prestigious Awards Night later this year, where winners are announced and presented with awards. Dinner and refreshments are provided, with the Mayor, Councillors, and special guests in attendance. Winners are also celebrated on Australia Day on 26 January each year.

Application process

Apply online. If you require any assistance completing the online form, please contact us via the contact information below. Interpreters can be organised with adequate notice.

The Community Achievement Awards categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year – for recognition of ongoing community leadership and involvement
  • Gender Equity Leader of the Year – for community leadership, promotion of gender equality and commitment to advancing the status of women 
  • Young Citizen of the Year – for community leadership under 25 years old
  • Access and Inclusion Leader of the Year – for commitment to improving the life of people with a disability 
  • Intercultural Engagement Leader of the Year – for leadership that celebrates our diverse community 

2019 Community Achievement Award Winners

  • Citizen of the Year: Maureen Mohr
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Brandon Rogers and Emily Attard
  • Gender Equity Leader of the Year: Tiff Lykke
  • Access & Inclusion Leader of the Year: Shalini Kumar
  • Intercultural Engagement Leader of the Year: Belinda Marshall

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria

Nominees must be City of Melton residents whose contributions to the City of Melton community have been voluntary or have exceeded the normal requirements of the person’s paid work or people who live outside the city but who play a major role in the life of the Melton community.

Awards will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • commitment to improving community access, participation and involvement
  • commitment to fostering community partnerships
  • community leadership
  • commitment to community leadership, promotion of gender equality and commitment to advancing the status of women (Gender Equity Leader of the Year)
  • commitment to improving life of people with a disability (Access and Inclusion Leader of the Year)

Contact

For more information or to discuss the Community Achievement Awards, please contact Danielle Vandermey on 9747 7200 or email daniellev@melton.vic.gov.au.