Geraldton and Mullewa local heroes recognised

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Nominees for the WA Active Citizen of the Year Awards on Australia Day.
Camera IconNominees for the WA Active Citizen of the Year Awards on Australia Day. Credit: Geoff Vivian/The Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton identity Dane Waters was named citizen of the year in the City of Greater Geraldton’s WA Active Citizen of the Year Awards.

Mr Waters is chief executive of Health Communication Resources and is active in numerous other not-for-profit groups, particularly in the areas of health and health education.

He said he was humbled by the recognition.

“You don’t work in community health or community services just for the awards, you do it because you want to see and make a difference in the community,” he said.

City of Greater Geraldton’s WA Active Citizen of the Year Dane Waters with Australia Day Ambassador Cheryl Kickett-Tucker.
Camera IconCity of Greater Geraldton’s WA Active Citizen of the Year Dane Waters with Australia Day Ambassador Cheryl Kickett-Tucker. Credit: Geoff Vivian/The Geraldton Guardian

Mr Waters received the award at Geraldton’s Australia Day event.

Other recipients: Senior Community Citizen of the Year, Peter Moore; Young Community Citizen of the Year, Andrew Slawinski; Active Citizenship Award, Geraldton Cruise Ship Meet and Greet Volunteers; City of Greater Geraldton Young Achiever 18 and Under, Tiffany Lipfert.

Mullewa recipients: Community Citizen of the Year, Miriam Barnetson; Senior Community Citizen of the Year, Anthony Ventura; Young Community Citizen of the Year, Holly Freeman; Active Citizenship Award, the Mullewa Community Resource Centre.

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