Grant announces Citizen of the Year

Grant Mayor Richard Sage at Australia day celebrations in 2019.

Elsie Adamo

TAMMY Harry has been announced as Grant District Council’s Citizen of The Year ahead of Australia Day celebrations.

Ms Harry, who resides in Yahl, will receive the award for her commitment to volunteering within her community over the last 25 years, supporting local events and sporting clubs across the District Council of Grant as well as preserving history through celebrations and publications.

Young Citizen of the Year is Luke Bald of Allendale East for his impact on his school community.

Mr Bald has supported events such as Anzac Day and Lego League, organised physical activities such as a walk and a fun run to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes as well as supporting fundraising initiatives that benefit the community.

With a talent for photography, Mr Bald has also held exhibitions of his work.

Deputy Mayor Gill Clayfield congratulated the winners and thanked them for their valuable contribution to the District Council of Grant.

“Council would like to congratulate the winners and thank you for your commitment and the amazing contribution that you make in our community day in and day out,” Cr Clayfield said.

“Council would like to acknowledge all of the Award nominees who collectively weave the fabric of our community, thank you for the amazing contribution that you make each day.”

Due to the impacts of Covid-19, the Grant District Council Awards will be presented at a private event on Australia Day, January 26 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community.

Mount Gambier City Council has yet to announce its winners for the Australia Day awards but also expects to present them at a private event to be held at City Hall to invitees only.