Congratulations to our Citizen of the Year Award recipients
Fifteen Adelaide Hills locals have been recognised with awards as part of the 2022-23 Citizen of the Year Awards program.
Adelaide Hills Council Citizen of the Year 2023
Woodside local, Natash Hortle, has been named the Adelaide Hills Council Citizen of the Year 2023.
Natasha continuously goes above and beyond in her community. She has been involved in family and community events, including bushfire recovery, sports clubs, the local school and kindergarten, the Tour Down Under, Christmas Pageant and Parades.
Pictured above: Adelaide Hills Citizen of the Year recipient, Natasha Hortle with Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom
Young Citizen of the Year Award 2023
The Young Citizen of the Year Award 2023 was presented to 27-year-old Woodside local, Jasmin Scott, whose voluntary work has contributed to the Lobethal Bushfire Recovery Centre and the wonderful return of the Light of Lobethal festival.
Pictured above: Adelaide Hills Young Citizen of the Year recipient, Jasmin Scott, with Adelaide Hills Council elected members (from left to right) Cr Kirrilee Boyd, Cr Mark Osterstock, Mayor Jan Claire-Wisdom, Cr Leith Mudge, and Cr Chris Grant.
Community Event of the Year 2023
The annual English Ale has been recognised as the standout Community Event of the Year 2023.
Running for 22 years, the festival brings over 1000 people to the region each year. In true community spirit the voluntary committee engage local people and businesses in planning and executing this unique event that showcases the Adelaide Hills.
Pictured above: Adrienne Piggot accepting the award for Adelaide Hills Community Event of the Year on behalf of The English Ale Committee.
12 Civic Awards were also presented to Adelaide Hills locals who have made an outstanding contribution to their community and made an impact through acts of kindness and generosity.
These award winners were:
- Tracy Goodwin
- Ray Grivell
- Merrilyn Hannaford
- Ross Kealley
- Donald Kevin Herrmann
- John Odea
- Robert Riggs
- Mitchell Smyth
- Brenda Stenhouse
- Doreen Thomas
- Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee
- Stirling Meals on Wheels