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Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Each year, local community members and a local community group in the Shire are eligible for Community Citizen of the Year Awards across four different categories.

Recipients are selected from people and groups who have made noteworthy community contributions during the year, or who have provided outstanding service to the local community over a number of years through active involvement.

Winners are judged to have shown active citizenship via:

  • A significant contribution to the local community;
  • Demonstrated leadership on a community issue resulting in enhanced community life;
  • Leading a significant initiative which has created positive change and added value to community life; and/or
  • Inspiring qualities that make them a role model for the community.

Nominations can be made online.

Community Citizen of the Year Award Winners

*new category from 2017
Sandra Cousins Kyla Browne Wayne & Desrae Clarke Toodyay District High School P&C
2022 Jeff Venn Hannah Morrison Max Heath Toodyay Friends of the River
2021 Ian McGregor Willow Hitches & Kyla Browne John Lucas (no recipient)
2020 Bree Byfield Lucas McLerie Roz Davidson Toodyay Locals Care
2019 Debra Andrijich No nomination Jeff Roberts Toodyay Op Shop
2018 Kim Maddrell No nomination Max Heath Toodyay Miniature Railway
2017 Greg Warburton No nomination Sue Eldridge Toodyay District High School P&C
2016 Peter Robinson Kristy Jolly Toodyay Tidy Towns Committee
2015 Beth Frayne No nomination No nomination
2014 Cameron Wallis & Desrae Clarke Jackson Hansson  Toodyay Agricultural Society
2013 Gaven Donegan Samantha Salmond Butterly Cottages
2012 Elizabeth Ferguson Melinda Lucas Toodyay Historical Society
2011 Pam Tennant Damon Geary St John Ambulance
2010 George Murray  Ben Jenkins  Toodyay Miniature Railway
2009 George Murray  Ben Jenkins  Toodyay Miniature Railway
2008 Daphne Lee and Ashley Grundy Steven Twomey Toodyay Lions Club
2007 Ida Edwards Nathan Wellburn Toodyay Theatre Group
2006 Richard Walkey Katherine McDougall St John's Ambulance Toodyay (Bolgart Sub Centre)
2005 Paul Sutton Chris Gillett Butterly Cottages
2004 Dave King Rhys Vallance CAT Appeal Toodyay
2003 Jim Bavin Alison Johnson RSL
2002 Graham Mills No nomination Toodyay Naturalists Club
2001 Bel Rowe Cory Gale Toodyay Op Shop
2000 Richard Mathews Steven Cousins Toodyay WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue
1999 Tony Brackenreg Jesica Shilcock No nomination
1998 Brian Wood No nomination No nomination
1997 John Campbell Meagan Pearce Toodyay Op Shop
1996 Shirley Patten Andrew O'Sullivan No nomination
1993 Eric Patten Annette Martin No nomination
1992 Athol Donegan Tyrone Power No nomination