Local Hero Nominations and Award

Published on 6 July 2018

Nominations are now open for the City of Kalamunda's Local Hero Award. The Local Hero Awards are a celebration of those people within our community who give so much to help others, who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to help and protect our community.

The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank are proud to announce that the Local Hero Award nominations are now open!

Each month, deserving nominees will be selected for the Local Hero of the Month Award, providing wide recognition for an active community member. The monthly awards will culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony in Stirk Park on Friday the 7 of December, 2018, at which the Local Hero of the Year Awards will be presented. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year.

Mayor John Giardina said, "The Local Hero Awards are your opportunity to nominate someone you know, and have their contribution to the City of Kalamunda community celebrated."

"The new program is a part of our Kalamunda Connected Strategy, which was adopted by Council earlier this year"

"Kalamunda Connected - Creating Active Citizens Plan 2018/2020 is an initiative to build community capacity and increase volunteering in the City of Kalamunda. We want to connect our people to each other, places, spaces and opportunities. The Creating Active Citizens Plan is a unique and fantastic opportunity for us to do so and will change the way we engage with the Community."

"I would like to especially thank Mr Peter Kenyon, Director of 'Bank of Ideas', for his assistance with the creation of the Kalamunda Connected Strategy and for his guidance, advice and passion. He has spent his life enabling others to help themselves. Mr Kenyon is a prime example of a local hero - someone who is giving of his time and ideas for the good of our community."

The Local Heroes Awards are just one part of the plan, aimed at recognising the good work everyday community members do. Community members are invited to nominate via an online or hard copy nomination form. The Local Hero Nomination Form is available from the City of Kalamunda Website, the City Administration Office or from your local Library.

Volunteering creates connected communities, providing opportunities for people to connect with each other and their region, to make a positive difference to the community through their endeavours.

So together, let's recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by these wonderful people in our local community! For more information go to engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/local-heros

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