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Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards




2015  Grace Roberts Aboriginal Community Person of the Year winner Rachel Morris. 

 
 
GRACE ROBERTS MEMORIAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
 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 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 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. Since its launch, the Award has been won by Anita Craig, Daphne Flanders, Sue Hoskins, Barry Hoskins, Trevor Wilson, Christine Robinson, Bea Ballangarry, Harry Mumbulla and Julie Carey Mark Flanders Reuben Robinson.  Last year’s recipient was Clark Webb. All have demonstrated their willingness and strength to develop and help their community.
 
Further information abotu the 2015 award winners can be found here.
 
 For further details please contact Lloyd Lynwood on 6648 4850.