Who will be Gladstone’s Citizen of the Year?

Citizen of the Year Award nominee Nicole Allison from Team RSPCA Gladstone

Gladstone Regional Council will name its 2018 Australia Day Award winners at a free public function at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on Thursday night, January 25. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said 32 nominees, including individuals and groups, would be recognised for their contributions to the community.

“This is Council’s major civic function of the year recognising the efforts and achievements of outstanding Gladstone Region residents,” Councillor Burnett said.

“These awards acknowledge the efforts of individuals and community groups and recognise their dedication, commitment and contributions to the Gladstone Region.”

The prizegiving will be combined with a citizenship ceremony where 45 residents of our region will officially become Australian citizens.

Congratulations to the following nominees:

Citizen of the Year
Nicole Allison
Angela Bannerman
Amber Rodgers
Kevin Watson
Young Citizen of the Year
Adele Bierman
Kailee Butcher
Community Event or Initiative Award
Bella the Brave
Tannum Crab Classic
Community Volunteer Award
Cancer Council Queensland Gladstone Branch
CCQ Relay for Life Volunteer Committee
Loral Jackson
Peter O’Dwyer
Gassan Sangari
VMR Round Hill
Arts & Culture Award
Skye Birthisel
Delaney Burke
Leanne Christensen
Michael Reibel
Young Sportsperson Award
Brady Blake
Sophie Duff
Chelsea Fanning
Annamonet Massey
Savannah Maytom
Harry Shuttleworth
Matthew Smith
Sally Vagg
Regan Yea
Senior Sportsperson Award
Joel Helmstedt

Sports Official Award
Dillon Bartlett
David Lederhose
Wayne (Grom) Mellick
Gary Porteous