VOLUNTEERS in the Shire of Mundaring were recently recognised for their contributions at the 2017 Celebrating Community Awards held on Sunday 3 December.
The event, which comprised an awards ceremony and high tea, saw a number of deserving volunteer groups, businesses and individuals recognised across the categories Rising Star (volunteers under 25), Inspirational Volunteer and Long Service. A fourth category, Access Mundaring, did not receive any nominations.
Shire President Cr John Daw said the annual awards were an important way to thank the countless volunteers who offered their time, skills and support to the community.
"The event, held at the new Boya Community Centre, was a great success and it was a privilege to be surrounded by so many generous members of our community," he said.
"There are more than 300 groups within the shire that rely on the efforts and goodwill of volunteers – a number of which are supported through grants and assistance from the Shire.
"Without our volunteers many of these groups would be unable to function and our community would be a poorer place."
Cr Daw thanked recipients for their service on behalf of Council, the Shire and wider community.
"I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people who attended the Awards and to all members of our community who donate so much time and effort for the benefit and the wellbeing of others," he said.
Celebrating Community Award recipients will now go in the running to receive a Shire of Mundaring Citizenship Award. The award recognises individuals and groups, selected by a panel, who have made a noteworthy contribution to their community within the current year, or given outstanding service to the community over a number of years.
The Citizenship Awards will be presented in the same categories at a celebratory event on Australia Day, Friday 26 January 2018.
View the list of 2017 Celebrating Community award winners here.
2017 Celebrating Community Award recipients Lilly Subramaniam (second from left), Lucie Stirk-Wasley (fourth from left) and Kylie Holmes (far right) with friends and family.