Community Citizen of the Year 2020

On January 26, 2020 Albany will host the Community Citizenship Awards, celebrating our local everyday heroes who perform simple acts of kindness, courage, love and support within Albany for the greater good of the City. 

This year our nominees fall into the categories of Community Citizen of the Year, Community Citizen of the Year - Youth, Community Citizen of the Year - Senior and Active Citizenship Award - Community Group or Event.

Nominees:

Community Citizen of the Year 2020
Susan Findlay
Janet McArtney
Steve Marshall
Stuart Roberts
Indu Scott
Jonathan Smith

Community Citizen of the Year - Youth
Samuel Reeves
Ben Terry
Julie Walker

Community Citizen of the Year - Senior
Max and Marianne Chester
Hugh Milne
Norma Thomson

Active Citizenship Award - Community Group or Event
Albany Climate Strike Event
Albany Ice Breakers Program
Disabled Surfers Association Great Southern
Free Community Christmas Luncheon
NAIDOC Week Organising Committee
Greenskills

Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony

Albany will welcome 23 new citizens at an Australian citizenship ceremony on Australia Day 2020.

The migrants from 8 countries, including India, Korea, New Zealand, Kenya, United Kingdom, Philippines, Germany and United States of America will become Australian citizens as part of a ceremony at the Albany Entertainment Centre.


This year on Australia Day, we are set to welcome the largest number of new citizens nationally since the inaugural Australia Day.


The Department of Home Affairs and local councils will be hosting hundreds of ceremonies across the country with more than 20,000 people set to become Australian citizens as part of this special occasion.

Australia Day provides an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to reflect on the values of Australian citizenship and the contributions of citizens to our local communities.

Formalities commence at 10:00am at the Albany Entertainment Centre with the Community Citizen of the Year Awards, followed by the Citizenship Ceremony.