Community Award Winners for 2022: Honouring Yarra's Everyday Heroes
Tuesday 15 November 2022
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: Steven Jiang
- Young Citizen of the Year: Nicholas Tsekouras
- Community Initiative of the Year: Jo Buckle
- Contributions to Arts: Miski Awad
- Contributions to Heritage: Ian Wight
- Contributions to Sport: Meredith Oldham
- Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion: Mzuri Dance ArtisTree Fund Inc.
Creating a vibrant, diverse and inclusive Yarra
From supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities during the COVID-19 pandemic to helping young people express themselves through art and saving litres of green waste from landfill – this year’s Community Awards recipients have led the way in creating a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable environment in Yarra.
Yarra Mayor Sophie Wade said although the community have done it tough the last two years, it’s only demonstrated how unique the people of Yarra really are.
“Over the last few years, we’ve seen our community come together and look after each other. We’ve seen so many everyday heroes doing incredible things. Each of them have shown us how connected, compassionate and inspiring community is here in Yarra.”
Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s awards. We appreciate your role in celebrating Yarra’s community heroes and sharing their uplifting stories and hard work.
Read the stories of our Community Award Winners
- Steven Jiang – Citizen of the Year 2022
- Nicholas Tsekouras – Young Citizen of the Year 2022
- Jo Buckle – Community Initiative of the Year 2022
- Miski Awad – Contributions to Arts 2022
- Ian Wight – Contributions to Heritage 2022
- Meredith Oldham – Contributions to Sport 2022
- Mzuri Dance ArtisTree Fund – Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion 2022