Community champs recognised

7 June 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Community champs recognised|

Glenorchy’s highest achievers, volunteers and those who go out of their way to help others were recognised last month at the inaugural Community and Volunteer Awards ceremony.

The awards ceremony took place at MyState Bank Arena on 18 May to coincide with National Volunteer Week, with more than 100 people attending to encourage,

acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions of 25 individuals – some formally recognised for their volunteering efforts, and others congratulated for their business acumen.

The Glenorchy City Council combined its previous Community Awards program and Volunteer Awards ceremony for the first time this year.

Along with the Citizen, Young Citizen, Sports Achievement and Business Person of the Year Awards, two new categories were introduced to align with the Australian of the Year Awards – Glenorchy Senior Citizen of the Year and the Local Hero Award.

Local business leader and St Albi Bar owner Lucy Baker was named Citizen of the Year for her contribution to the area.

“Ms Baker has not only established one of our most successful eateries, but she is also involved in various sporting and charitable activities, including creating To the North Market,” Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said.

Foster carer and advocate Corrie Bartle received the new Senior Citizen of the Year Award, following more than 50 years of care for children in the community.

“Volunteers are the backbone of our community, and not only does Ms Bartle go above and beyond for the children in her care, but she has also played a significant role in recruiting more foster carers,” Mayor Thomas said.

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