Locals have been recognised for their contribution to the communities in which they live, work, study and volunteer at this year’s Dickson Community Awards held in conjunction with the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony at Samford.
The awards honoured 12 individuals, businesses and community groups whose efforts made them every day ‘local heroes.’
The 2023 Dickson Citizen of the Year was Kevin Humphreys. Kevin is a former ADF Black Hawk and Chinook helicopter pilot and a mental health advocate.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton congratulated the recipients and thanked them for their service.
“These awards celebrate the achievements, talents and drive of ordinary people, businesses and organisations who have made extraordinary contributions in what has been another challenging year,” Mr Dutton said.
“It is right that we recognise and give thanks to these unsung heroes in our wonderful community, those who are compassionate, determined, honourable, kind, supportive and brave – an inspiration to all.
“Congratulations to all recipients and thank you for everything you do to make our local community a better place.”
The full list of Award Winners:
Citizen of the Year: Kevin Humphreys
Small Business of the Year: Amain Gymnastics
Community Group of the Year: Albany Creek Scout Group
Sportsperson of the Year: Shai Mayberry
Young Sportsperson of the Year: Elena Stephenson
Local Legend of the Year: Major Lyn Cook
Inspirational Youth Award: Joseph Arro
Ian ‘Watto’ Watson Great Mate Award: Mark Armstrong
Dickson Hero Award: Danielle Dipple
Youth Achievement Award: Aidan Arcaro & Toby James
Community Service Award: Hayley Grant, Theresa Goodenough, Donald & Sharon Amos, Rachelle Swan
Volunteer Award: Leslie Ambor, Susan Woodrow
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