Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative
Committee launched the Grace Roberts Community Development Award in 1999 to
acknowledge individuals who like Grace Roberts have made a significant
contribution to enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour
The Grace Roberts Community Development Award began
its prestigious history because local Aboriginal people wanted to recognise
individuals or a group within their community who encompassed the qualities of
Grace Roberts. Recipients of the Award since its launch have been Anita Craig,
Daphne Flanders, Sue Hoskins, Barry Hoskins,
Trevor Wilson, Christine Robinson, Bea Ballangarry,
Harry Mumbulla, Julie Carey, Mark Flanders, Reuben Robinson and Clark Webb. All
have demonstrated their willingness and strength to develop and help their community.
This year there are three categories in which to
nominate; Community Worker
of the Year, Community Organisation of the Year, and
the Grace Roberts Community Development Award.
The Grace Roberts Community Development Awards night
will be hosted by Coffs Harbour City Council, Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative
Committee and once again is to be held at Pacific Bay Novotel Resort on the
evening of Saturday 22nd October 2016.
Nominations Close - 30 September 2016
Details of the awards and awards night can be obtained
from Council by calling Lloyd Lynwood
on 6648 4850