Lane Cove's Annual Citizenship Awards were held on Wednesday 23 May to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations within the Lane Cove community. Mayor of Lane Cove, Clr Pam Palmer opened the proceedings which coincided with National Volunteer Week.
Speaking of the significance of the evening Clr Palmer said, "With such busy lives it can be difficult to find time to give to family, to friends, let alone to the wider community. Thankfully in Lane Cove we have a strong history of supporting each other and relying on strong connections in our community. It is through these strong connections that we find ourselves sharing nights like tonight with familiar faces while also welcoming new faces as we come together to share in the spirit of community".
19 recipients were Awarded a Citizenship Award which culminated in the announcement of Citizens of the Year in the form of husband and wife team Amanda Harrison and Frank Hamersley. Amanda convenes the annual Greenwich Village Arts Trail which last year involved a record 26 artists participating in the open studio weekend. Frank is President of Greenwich Sports Club, is heavily involved in the local Scouts and together with Amanda, they are long-time volunteers with Lane Cove Swim Club.
Council would like to congratulate everyone who received an Award as well as those who helped to nominate them. The full list of recipients for the 2017 Awards (presented in 2018) were:
|Young Achiever||Arran Weir|
|Access & Disability||Caitlin Logan|
|Music, Art & Culture||Kay Freedman|
|Music, Art & Culture||Di Hallowes |
|Community Service||Max Thorpe|
|Community Service||Mary Rossi OBE|
|Community Service||Keith and Maureene Smith|
|Workplace General ||Karen Paull|
|Workplace Council||Carol Sinclair|
|Workplace Council||Karen Mitchell |
|Sustainable Citizen||Sally Kennedy|
|Sustainable Organisation & Outstanding Business of the Year||About Life - Lane Cove|
|Citizens of the Year||Amanda Harrison and Frank Hamersley|