Local State MP Adam Marshall, left, presents Mungindi’s Anna Harrison with her 2021 Northern Tablelands Women of the Year award.
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
MUNGINDI trailblazer Anna Harrison has been named the 2021 Northern Tablelands Woman of the Year, with local State MP Adam Marshall today congratulating her on the achievement and ongoing dedication to the advancement of the border community.
Mr Marshall presented the award to Anna last week in Moree and said through her past role as President of the Mungindi Progress Association Anna had spearheaded a number of campaigns to improve facilities in community.
“As a vocal community leader Anna’s advocacy has supported Mungindi through one of the most difficult periods in recent memory,” Mr Marshall said.
“Under her leadership Mungindi Progress Association has become the go to organisation for public information and advocacy, fighting for the delivery of vital services along the border.
“Following a fire last year that destroyed the town’s only supermarket, butcher and a clothing store, Anna spearheaded a Go Fund Me campaign which raised $123,000 to assist the impacted businesses owners.
“Anna was also instrumental in establishing a pop-up store out of the old RSL building, ensuring residents continued to have access to essential items until such times as a new supermarket was built.
“Her advocacy on behalf of farmers and boarding school parents, whose livelihoods and children were impacted by the Queensland COVID-19 border closures, gave voice to the frustration felt by many in northern NSW.
“Having now stood down from the Mungindi Progress Association, Anna’s drive to support rural people is continuing through her work with the University of New England’s Smart Region Incubator, a body established to support regional start-up businesses.
“I cannot thank Anna enough for what she continues to do to support her community and this recognition is very greatly deserved.”