2011 winners: Mark Flanders, Janelle Hurley Garry Matthews, Noelene Skinner & Reuben Robinson
Tickets Now on Sale for Dinner!
Everyone is invited to attend the Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards presentation dinner hosted by Coffs Harbour City Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee on:
Friday, November 8 2013
6.30 pm - Pacific Bay Novotel Resort
$35 per head - Pre-dinner drink, dinner and entertainment
Tickets may be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card in person at Council's Administration Centre, on the corner of Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour.
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 and 2013 recipient Mark Flanders.
All have demonstrated their willingness and strength to develop and help their community.
Nominations closed on Friday 11 October 2013 for this year's awards. There were (3) categories:
- Aboriginal Community Worker of the Year Award
- Aboriginal Community Organisation of the Year Award
- Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Award
For further details please contact Lloyd Lynwood on 6648 4850.