The Mayor, Paula Wriedt announced the recipients of the 2024 Kingborough Awards, including two community groups and two outstanding individuals in a community ceremony on Saturday 6 January.
“These awards are a way for Council to honour the outstanding voluntary service by community members who make Kingborough such a great place,” Cr Wriedt said.
“The Kingborough Awards also provide an opportunity to celebrate how important volunteers are in our community, with 297,000 Tasmanians volunteering each year.
“Kingborough proudly has a high level of volunteers who give up so much of their time.
“This year, the Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to the Kingston Neighbourhood House team of volunteers.
“Recognised for their significant service to the Kingborough community, the Kingston Neighbourhood House volunteers provide support for a broad range of services from computer literacy, childcare to linking people with vital services which can greatly improve their lives.
“The Kingborough Community Group the Year was awarded to Kingborough Community Missions, who provide around 10,000 meals every year to Kingborough community members experiencing tough times.
“They have made an outstanding contribution to the social wellbeing of the Kingborough Community.
“Kingborough’s 2024, Young Citizen of the Year, was awarded to Amelie Hudspeth.
“Amelie is an organised, confident and passionate young leader who is committed to making a difference.
“Ms Hudspeth excelled during her Sea Scout years, which helped propel her into leadership roles for climate change awareness.
“This year’s Citizen of the Year was presented to Hester van Niekerk for her important and continual effort in helping others in our municipality.
“Hester has volunteered with the Lions Club for over 14 years for many events including the Kingborough Art Prize, Love Living Locally, Day at the Park as well as being a devoted fundraiser for children’s cancer research.
“Mrs van Niekerk is well deserving of this award and is a community treasure worth celebrating.”
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