Community Award Winners for 2021: Honouring Yarra's everyday heroes

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Each year, we honour the everyday heroes who make outstanding contributions to our community with the Yarra Community Awards.

Last night, we announced this year’s winners.

And the winners are…

  • Citizen of the Year: Fatuma Muhudin
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Raghda Adam
  • Community Initiative of the Year: Michelle Edwards and the Community Compost Group
  • Community Spirit: Lyndsey Watson
  • Contributions to Arts: Caroline Philips
  • Contributions to Heritage: Terence Nott
  • Contributions to Sport: Stella Lesic
  • Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion: Ha Nguyen

Supporting our community to recover and reconnect

This year we added a special category to our awards, the Community Spirit Award. This award recognises the individuals and groups who have supported community recovery and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The challenges and community contributions during the past two years have been significant and we are incredibly grateful and proud of how our community have supported each other during this time. We know the recovery work will continue over the coming years – as we reopen and reconnect.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s awards. It’s always uplifting and inspiring to hear of the fantastic projects and people within our community. 

Read the stories of our Community Award Winners


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