Nominate A Local Hero

Above: Grahame Marlowe, who was named 2018 Ballina Shire Citizen of the Year.

Heroes may not wear a cape and mask but they often go about their good deeds without too much fanfare.

You might come across them daily, or maybe only every so often – but local heroes make an impression through the positive contribution they make locally, nationally or even internationally.

Each year Ballina Shire Council recognises our local heroes through the Australia Day Awards.

However, there’s a catch for the awards to be a success – and that’s community participation. We are urging you, the community, to nominate someone who is a local hero in your eyes.

Whether they are a friend, family member, associate or community leader – if they are someone you admire or are inspired by, nominate them today.

There are six categories for nomination:

  •  Young Citizen of the Year (30 years of age or under)
  •  Senior Citizen of the Year (60 years of age or over)
  •  Local Hero
  •  Sports Award (individual, team or administrator)
  •  Arts/Cultural Award
  •  Community Event of the Year.

It is easy to nominate, collect a nomination form from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina, download ballina.nsw.gov.au, or contact Tracy Lister, Council’s Coordinator Communications on 1300 864 444.

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