Nominations for Forbes Australia Day Awards now open

Senior Citizen Norm Haley, Junior Citizen Krystle Lee McMurray and Citizen of the Year Murray Brown on January 26 this year.
Senior Citizen Norm Haley, Junior Citizen Krystle Lee McMurray and Citizen of the Year Murray Brown on January 26 this year.

Nominations for Forbes' 2022 Australia Day honours are now open!

Forbes Shire Council is calling for nominations across three categories:

  • Citizen of the Year (open - any age)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (25 years or younger)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (65 years or older).

Awards close at 5pm, Sunday 9 January 2022, you can download the nomination form from the Forbes Shire Council website.

The Forbes Shire Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards recognise and reward residents who have displayed a consistent record of excellence, who have made outstanding achievements in their field and who have made a significant contribution to our community.

For inspiration, read about the three locals who were recognised in January this year, with official proceedings unfortunately limited due to COVID-19.

This year the council has teamed up with the Forbes Business Chamber to offer an award-writing workshop to help you write a submission ready for uploading.

It's on Wednesday, December 15, from 10am to midday and you need to register by phoning the council's community relations officer on 6820 2300 or emailing community@forbes.nsw.gov.au

Details of Australia Day celebrations are yet to come, but the council is calling for expressions of interest from food and beverage providers for "Chillin by the Lake" from 10am and the Party in the Park from 6pm.

We hope COVID-19 allows us to gather by Lake Forbes as we did in 2019.