Announcing Yarra’s 2023 Community Awards Winners!

Wednesday 08 November 2023

Yarra Community Awards 2023 winners

Each year, we recognise and celebrate the everyday heroes making an outstanding contribution to our community.

Last night, we announced this year’s winners.  

And the winners are…

  • Citizen of the Year: Mubarek Imam
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Bol Mayan
  • Community Initiative of the Year: Mervyn Keane
  • Contributions to Arts: Deborah Hart
  • Contributions to Heritage: David Langdon
  • Contributions to Sport: Manny Hendrix
  • Contributions to Sustainability: Shane Delphine and Meredith Kefford
  • Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion: Positive Attitude Inc. 

Making Yarra a better place to live, work and play

From advocating for public housing residents to educating the community about climate change and teaching young people life skills through skateboarding – this year’s Community Awards recipients have worked tirelessly to make Yarra a more caring and connected place to live, work and play.  

Yarra Mayor Claudia Nguyen said that this year’s Community Awards recipients have shown incredible dedication, leadership and commitment to cultivating a vibrant community where everyone from all walks of life can belong, participate and thrive.  

“I’m so proud of all the winners and nominees in our Community Awards this year for going above and beyond to strengthen our community in Yarra. Their passion and commitment has been nothing short of inspiring and we’re incredibly grateful to have them in our community”  

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s awards and helped us recognise and celebrate Yarra’s community heroes.

Read the stories of our 2023 Community Awards winners:



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