2011 winners: Mark Flanders, Janelle Hurley Garry Matthews, Noelene Skinner & Reuben Robinson
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.
The 2011 winners were:
- Aboriginal Community Worker of the year Award 2011 – Garry Matthews
- Aboriginal Community Organisation of the year Award 2011 – Mid North Coast Local Health District, Aboriginal Health Service
- Grace Roberts Community Development Award 2011 – Mark Flanders
Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee launched the Grace Roberts Memorial 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 Memorial 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 and Julie Carey. All have demonstrated their willingness and strength to develop and help their community.
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