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Nominations for the Clarence Valley Citizens of the Year awards close on November 24. Pictured are 2023 Citizen of the Year Adam Wills, Young Citizen Nicole Cowling, Local Hero Peter Martin, and Community Achievement winner Sally Benfield of 24 Grafton Army Cadets Unit. Image: CVC

Nominate local achievers for Citizens of the Year

If you know someone who goes above and beyond to help others and make the Clarence Valley a great place to live and work, time is running out to get your nominations in for the Clarence Valley Citizens of the Year awards.

Clarence Valley Council is calling for locals to shine a light on local legends and unsung heroes and nominate them to be in the running for the 2024 Clarence Valley Citizens of the Year awards.

Each year the award ceremony alternates between Grafton and the Lower Clarence, and in 2024 the annual event will be held in Yamba on Thursday, January 25.

The 2024 Citizens of the Year awards will be combined with an Australian Citizenship Ceremony to celebrate our new citizens, with Cr Debrah Novak elected as the councillor advocate where she will be involved in the order of service, on the selection panel, and in advertising material encouraging people to nominate.

Nominations for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Group Achievement Award, and Local Hero are open until November 24.

To nominate or register your interest in being part of the awards selection panel visit https://www.clarence.nsw.gov.au/Community/Arts-and-culture/Clarence-Valley-Citizens-of-the-Year-Awards