Nominate now, celebrate our great young citizens

Regional youth volunteer of the year and MC Elise Dukes, Emily Jack, Mayor Phyllis Miller, Jamie Mitton, Tom Toohey and Business Chamber president Marg Duggan in 2019.
Regional youth volunteer of the year and MC Elise Dukes, Emily Jack, Mayor Phyllis Miller, Jamie Mitton, Tom Toohey and Business Chamber president Marg Duggan in 2019.

Do you know a young person in the Forbes Shire who deserves to be recognised for their achievements and contribution to the community?

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Forbes Shire Youth Week Awards.

This year NSW Youth Week will be held between April 1 and April 9, with the awards ceremony on Saturday, April 4.

"This is just one of the many events planned throughout Youth Week in Forbes," Forbes Shire Mayor, Phyllis Miller, says.

"Many more amazing events will be announced in the coming weeks.

"I encourage all parents, carers, teachers and employers to nominate our amazing children, students or employees for the awards.

"Let's celebrate our wonderful young achievers and encourage them to go to even greater heights."

The Youth Awards are for children aged from 12 to 25-years-old can be nominated for the following award categories:

Youth Citizenship Award

This award will be presented to a young person who has had an active and positive role in our community.

Contributions can include ongoing volunteer work, taking a lead role in organising events including charity work, partaking in sporting and or cultural groups etc.

Sports Volunteer Award

This award is for any young person who volunteers or contributes to Forbes' sport and recreation. The young person may assist with refereeing, coaching, setting and packing up, mentoring, canteen duties and any other way that provides assistance to the sport and/or club.

Brighter Future Award

This award is for apprentices, trainees or students. They may be participating in tertiary education or work placement. They must have demonstrated strong commitment, consistent effort, a high level of passion and determination for their chosen field/career path.

"All of the award categories will be judged by a panel of selected community representatives," Mayor Miller said.

"If you think they suit more than one award category please nominate them for both."

Nominations are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 20th March 2020.

Nomination forms are available on Council's website or you can collect a form from Youth Officer Sarah Williams at Council's Administration Office.

Nomination forms can be returned via email to youth@forbes.nsw.gov.au or returned to Council's Administration Office.