Nominate outstanding Katherine residents

Published on Monday, 21 November 2022 at 11:31:09 AM

Council is calling on the public to nominate outstanding residents for a Citizen of the Year award. It’s an easy way to give back to someone doing great things in the community by acknowledging their work.

“There are many people working hard for our community and this is a special way of showing we appreciate them,” Katherine Mayor Lis Clark said.

Local business owner Trent de With was Katherine’s Citizen of the Year for 2022 and he said he was surprised to receive the accolade.

“It was a great honour to be recognised,” he said. “I feel there are a lot more people in the community doing more than I am.”

The three categories for nominations are: Katherine Citizen of the Year, Katherine Young Citizen of the Year, and Katherine Senior Citizen of the Year.

As Citizen of the Year, de With was asked to help welcome new Australian citizens at one of Council’s four annual citizenship ceremonies.

When deciding who to nominate, de With suggests thinking of the people who give up their own time to give back to the community.

“Those who spend their weekends and evening trying to make Katherine a better place,” he said. “Even a nomination is just a great honour.”

The awards will be given out at Council's Australia Day celebrations in January 2023.

Nominate a deserving resident here.

Nominations close Friday December 16.

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