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Six outstanding individuals and one community group are being recognised by Wyndham City for their incredible contributions to the municipality as this year’s winners of the annual Wyndham Community Volunteer Awards, which are now in their fifth consecutive year.

The awards recognise and celebrate Wyndham volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the community across seven distinct categories.

An independent judging panel recognised the following individuals and group as this year’s deserving award winners.

Daphne Womersley - Community Engagement Award

This award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to engaging and connecting new groups in our community by creating a supportive and welcoming environment.

John Campbell - Community Health and Wellbeing Award

This award recognises an individual with a strong sense of compassion who has made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of the community by providing care, hope and support to community members in times of need.

Shirley Cameron - Culture, Arts and Tourism Award

This award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the city’s arts and culture community or to tourism in Wyndham, by showing a demonstrated passion and commitment to raising the profile or encouraging visitors to the muncipality.

Jeuss Polandaya - Environment and Sustainability Award

This award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the city’s natural environment by demonstrating a passion for improving Wyndham’s environment and sustainability.

Geoff Gook - Sport and Recreation Award

The award recognises an individual with  a dedicated service record who has made a significant contribution to the city’s sports and recreation community by raising the profile and community involvement within a sporting club, team or recreation activity.

Wishhasad Somawansa - Young Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises a young person aged between 12-25 years who has made a significant contribution to our community in any field or category and has demonstrated a strong passion and commitment in their pursuits.

Wyndham Anzac Project Volunteers - Community Group Award

This award recognises a volunteer community organisation or community group who have empowered or shown dedication to others in our community.

Finalists are also in the running to be named Wyndham’s 2017 Citizen of the Year which will be announced at the Wyndham Community Volunteer Gala Presentation Evening in August.

These awards provide a rare opportunity for Wyndham City to thank these champions who give so much to making Wyndham a better place to live.

We would like to congratulate all our winners and all those people who were nominated in this year’s Community Volunteer Awards. Our city would not be the same without volunteers like you.

Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions about the 2017 Community Volunteer Awards, please contact the Events team on the below information:

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