The Kingborough Awards Ceremony was held today to honour its dedicated community volunteers for 2022.
The Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the awards were important because they honoured the community members who helped make Kingborough a better place to live.
“Today’s awards are Council’s opportunity to recognise not only those who are receiving awards, but to send a message to all volunteers, who help create the community we are so proud of,” Cr Wriedt said.
“We celebrate four passionate community members today and recognised their efforts.
“The Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Sajini Sumar, who is recognised for her significant service to the multicultural community of Kingborough.
“The Kingborough Community Group of the Year was awarded to Kingston Parkrun.
“Parkrun is a collection of 5-kilometre events for walkers, runners and volunteers that take place every Saturday morning at more than 2,000 locations in 22 countries across five continents.
“Kingborough’s 2022 Young Citizen of the Year, was awarded to Samuel Lohrey.
“At age 23, Sam is already a veteran volunteer, recognised for his volunteerism with gymnastics and the commitment to the Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
“Citizen of the year for the Kingborough Awards was presented to Jude Lennox for her outstanding dedication to saving animals in Kingborough.
“Ms Lennox’s has provided long-term caring for injured wildlife for 35 years which an around the clock job which she has done with unquestioning dedication.
“Our volunteers are amazing and their contributions help make Kingborough the thriving community that it is today and we all thank them very much.”