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Congratulations to our Citizen of the Year Award recipients

Find out which Adelaide Hills locals were recognised in the annual Citizen of the Year Awards.

Citizenship Ceremony Citizen of the Year Awards Presentation Stirling

Congratulations to our Citizen of the Year Award recipients

Many Adelaide Hills locals have been recognised with awards as part of the 2023-24 Citizen of the Year Awards program.

Each year, South Australia celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding members of their communities through the Citizen of the Year Awards. These individuals demonstrate extraordinary service every day within our communities so often invisible to most of us. This contribution builds the social and cultural fabric of our society, making a significant difference to the people of our state.

— Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom

Adelaide Hills Council Citizen of the Year 2024

Uraidla local, Dagmar Skipworth, has been named the Adelaide Hills Council Citizen of the Year 2023.

As a founding member of the Imagine Uraidla committee, Dagmar has seen the organisation through from its grassroots foundations to a thriving community movement with more than 300 members. Dagmar was Imagine Uraidla's secretary for many years, and served on the Committee for 9 years.

Dagmar's work has been invaluable, she has brought her business experience, passion for community connection and care as a steward, organiser and loyal contributor.

Her fellow committee members and nominators speak very highly of her and the significant impact she has made to her community.

Huge congratulations to a well-deserving recipient for 2024 Citizen of the Year award.

— Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom
Citizen of the Year Awards Uraidla

Pictured above: Adelaide Hills Citizen of the Year recipient, Dagmar Skipworth with Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom

Young Citizen of the Year Award 2024

The Young Citizen of the Year Award 2024 was presented to 26-year-old Upper Sturt local, Georgia McDonnell and Vice-President of the Upper Sturt Soldiers Memorial Hall.

Taking on a leadership role by being elected as vice-president of the local hall has breathed new life into the community.

Georgia took the lead on organising many successful events and also raising funds for the Upper Sturt Soldiers Memorial Hall and the local CFS – her energy and determination is contagious.

— Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom
Citizenship Ceremony Citizen of the Year Awards Presentation Stirling

Pictured above: Adelaide Hills Young Citizen of the Year recipient, Georgia McDonnell, with Mayor Jan Claire-Wisdom.

Community Event of the Year 2024

The Houghton Spring Fair and the Uraidla and Summertown Show have both been recognised as the Community Event of the Year 2024.

The Houghton Spring Fair is an annual event that has been running for five years and embraces local talent and diversity.

The Uraidla and Summertown Show is a key annual event and the cornerstone of the region.


It’s where members of the community, local artists and vendors come together. It showcases the absolute best of the community.

The show attracts many visitors and is a true reflection of the township. It spotlights the many values and offerings from local producers of the Adelaide Hills.

— Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom

Seven 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:

  • Karen Warner
  • Sylvia Ullmer and Rob Hawke
  • Pip McGowan
  • Bruce Ind
  • Paul Hammer
  • Oakbank Market
  • Charleston Park Run

25 January - Citizen of the Year Awards Presentation and Citizenship Ceremony in Stirling

27 January - Citizen of the Year Awards Presentation in Uraidla

28 January - Citizen of the Year Awards Presentation in Gumeracha

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