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Grace Roberts Community Development Awards
Grace Roberts was a local Aboriginal woman who history records as being a positive role model for her people and a person of great substance. She had a positive and lasting impact on Coffs Harbour local community, and is recognised for her leadership and guidance. From her determination, and by example, she improved the quality of life for Aboriginal people in our city.
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 area.
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.
Nomination Forms
Nominations Close -  30 September 2016
Details of the awards and awards night can be obtained from Council by calling Lloyd Lynwood on 6648 4850
For further details please contact Lloyd Lynwood on 6648 4850.