Don’t wait to recognise someone great!6 Oct. 2021
A Barossa community leader is giving good reason to nominate in the 2022 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards, which are now open.
Current Citizen of the Year and mental health advocate Dr Bill Gransbury has played a pivotal role in supporting community health and wellbeing. He describes his achievements as a collaborative effort among his colleagues, health professionals, and community members.
Dr Gransbury embodies the spirit of the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards, which recognise outstanding community service in the current year or over a number of years.
Nominations are open until Wednesday, 24 November in the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, and Award for Active Citizenship.
Awards will be presented at The Barossa Council’s Australia Day event on Wednesday, 26 January 2022.
Mayor Bim Lange says more information about the format of Australia Day will be available closer to the date, but it’s all about celebrating what matters.
“The Awards are an expression of pride in our community and the people who make it special,” he said.
“We look forward to celebrating with others in a socially-responsible way and recognising the things, and people, we sometimes take for granted.”
Nominations can be made online at citizenoftheyear.com.au/nominate or hard copy nomination forms are available at Council offices at Nuriootpa, Angaston, Tanunda, Lyndoch, and Mount Pleasant.