After we witnessed the receiving of Citizenship to 58 of our residents Unley has recognized great contributions to our community too.
After the Citizenship Ceremony yesterday morning in the Civic Centre we moved out to the Village Green to enjoy some Australia day festivities and to present Australia Day Awards to worthy members of our community.
Dr Kevin Cameron of the Unley Concert Band was awarded our Citizen of the Year Award ahead of 6 others. Kevin was Director of the Unley Concert Band from 2001-13 during which time it became nationally known for its quality of presentation and musical excellence.
Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to Michelle Ewers, one of four nominees. Having just completed a 3 year Bachelor of Nursing Michelle is an outstanding community contributor. She is a member of the Unley Youth Advisory Committee and has helped to create, organise and deliver over 20 programs and events for local young people.
And finally “Affordable Gardening Kits” won the Event of the Year Award.
For residents of Goodwood, Millswood, Clarence Park and Black Forest and particularly those impacted by the DPTI works on the Rail Corridor would all know Ray Broomhill. Ray was one of the nominees for Citizen of the Year. Only one can win and to my mind being nominated is a great honour.
Well done Ray. You deserve the accolade. Jennie, Bob & I appreciate your efforts and I know your neighbours do too.