Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents to nominate individuals and organisations for an Award under the 2019 Regional NAIDOC Awards program. The program aims to recognise the significant contribution that Aboriginal people, organisations and business make towards enhancing the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is eager to see individual and organisations nominated.
“These prestigious awards are a great opportunity to nominate those have contributed their skills, talents and creative ideas to improving the lives of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Cl Findley said.
“The awards are a collaboration between Shoalhaven City Council, Kiama Municipal Shellharbour City Council and Wollongong City Council and will be celebrated on Saturday, 27 July 2019 in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre".
There are eight Award categories to nominate for:
Aboriginal Elder of the Year (male)
Aboriginal Elder of the Year (female)
Aboriginal Worker of the Year
Aboriginal Young Achiever of the Year (male)
Aboriginal Young Achiever of the Year (female)
Aboriginal Community Volunteer of the Year
Aboriginal Organisation or Project of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation (Aboriginal or Non-Aboriginal)
Nominations can be made online on Council's Get Involved page or in hard copy by contacting Shoalhaven City Council 4429 3111 Nominations will close at 5 pm Friday, 12 July 2019.