Community Awards 2021 Citizen of the Year – Fatuma Muhudin

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Community Awards 2021 - Citizen of the Year banner - Fatuma Muhudin

The Yarra Community Awards honour the everyday heroes who make outstanding contributions to our community.

Fatuma’s story

Community Awards 2021 - Citizen of the Year Fatuma Muhudin

Fatuma has made an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing and resilience of our community through her volunteer and paid work with Belgium Avenue and Collingwood Neighbourhood Houses.

Fatuma lives and breathes volunteering. Her passion for sharing culture and connecting people is contagious. 

Fatuma is known for seeking out those in her community who are isolated or vulnerable and encouraging them to connect with others and find their voice. 
During lockdowns, Fatuma was instrumental in supporting the health and wellbeing of her local community.

She led and supported many community-building initiatives during this time, including food security programs, interest-led community activities and events, homework clubs and supports for families exposed to domestic violence.  

Congratulations, Fatuma – and thank you for your ongoing contributions to our community.

The nominees for Citizen of the Year

  • Cathy Boyce
  • Chris Williams
  • Conor Hickey
  • Ellen Jacobsen
  • Fatuma Muhudin (winner)
  • Gian Manik
  • Ha Nguyen (winner - Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Leasa Mann
  • Maria Jong
  • Nafisa Barud
  • Ranco Cosic
  • Stella Lesic (winner – Contributions to Sport)

Thanks to all our nominees for your contributions to life in Yarra.

Read more stories of our 2021 Community Awards winners


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