NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is reminding the community that nominations close this Friday for the 2015 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals.
Mr Marshall said the winners of the medals would be announced by Premier Mike Baird at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on Thursday, 12 March 2015.
“The dinner and awards are part of Multicultural March, a NSW Government initiative which includes a program of activities across the State during March,” he said.
“The awards recognised community leaders who have given outstanding service to multicultural communities across NSW.”
Nominations are open for the following award categories:
- Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award – for an individual or organisation who builds social cohesion and acceptance between members of different cultures or faiths
- Youth – for an individual under 25 years of age who promotes intercultural dialogue and understanding
- Lifetime community service – for a person who demonstrates exceptional commitment to service within a migrant community or communities
- Arts and culture – for a person who enhances the state’s cultural and artistic life through the promotion of cultural understanding
- Regional communities – for an individual who contributes significantly to the wellbeing of a regional community
- Economic participation – for an individual who fosters stronger economic relations between NSW and another country in the industry sector (nominations made by the NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel).
“In addition, nominations are open for the Multicultural Honour Roll, which is a posthumous award that permanently records the names and achievements of significant migrant pioneers,” Mr Marshall said.
“These awards celebrate the remarkable stories and achievements of individuals who have served their communities with honour and enriched our State’s cultural diversity.
“I want to again encourage people across the Northern Tablelands to nominate individuals who have served our local community with distinction.”
Nominations close this Friday, 13 February 2015. Details on the Multicultural Community Medals and the Multicultural Honour Roll are available atwww.crc.nsw.gov.au