Locals recognised for contribution to the community

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels and Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby flank the 2020 Community Citizen of the Year Award winners Kelly Crothers, Terry Howson and Gillian Harris. PIC: City of Rockingham.

Three hardworking residents have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community at the City of Rockingham’s 2020 Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

The Community Citizen of the Year Awards are held by local governments throughout Western Australia on Australia Day. 

The awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a notable contribution during the current year and/or those who have given outstanding service over a number of years. 

Eco-tourism operator Terry Howson was recognised as Community Citizen of the Year, and commended for the work he has done for tourism in the Rockingham area through Rockingham Wild Encounters. 

Kelly Crothers, who has demonstrated leadership qualities for young people through volunteer work with a variety of organisations, was recognised as the Community Citizen of the Year - Youth (Under 25 years of age). 

Meanwhile, Gillian Harris was recognised as Community Citizen of the Year – Senior (Over 65 years of age), hailed for her work with Coastal Districts Care Centre and Anglicare. 

Mayor Barry Sammels congratulated the winners for their efforts across the community.

“The Community Citizen of the Year Award winners for 2020 have all brought about positive change to our City,” Mayor Sammels said.

“They have demonstrated leadership, initiative and active citizenship, which has significantly contributed to the value of community life in Rockingham.”

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