2013 winners: Reuben Robinson and Terry Donovan
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE
GRACE ROBERTS MEMORIAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARDs 2014
Council's Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee takes pride in calling for nominations for the Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards which seeks to recognise members of the community who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life of Aboriginal people.
Council will be seeking nominations for the following Awards;
Nominations forms are also available from:
- Coffs Harbour City Council's Administrative Centre
- Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Abcare, Aboriginal Family Community Care Centre
- Galambila Aboriginal Health Service, Boambee Coffs Harbour
- Libraries - Woolgoolga, Toormina and Coffs Harbour
Completed nomination forms can be left at Coffs Harbour City Council Administration Building on Cnr Castle and Coffs Street, or posted to General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council, Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450.
Nominations are open to all members of Coffs Harbour's Aboriginal community and close on Friday, 31 October 2014 at 5.00 pm.
For enquiries please contact Lloyd Lynwood on ph: 6648 4850.
History of the 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's local community and is recognised for her leadership and guidance. From her determination, and be 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 and the 2013 winner Rueben Robinson.
All have demonstrated their willingness and strength to develop and help their community.