Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens announced

28 January, 2020Posted in: Events
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Long-time Highland’s volunteer Sidney (Sid) Jeffrey has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2020 Australia Day Citizen of the Year.

Since moving to the Shire more than 18 years ago Mr Jeffrey has devoted much of his time to helping others.

Sidney is a long-serving member of the Hill Top Community Centre’s 355 Management Committee and Rural Fire Service.  He also works on behalf of the Hill Top Community Association and volunteers at the Hill Top War Memorial Hall and War Memorial.  When not busy with these organisations Sidney can be found transporting students of the Tangara School in Renwick.

Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to Caitlin Gallagher.

The Bowral High School was also chosen for her community and volunteer work.

Caitlin has a keen interest in wildlife and environmental preservation and spends much of her spare time volunteering as a wildlife rescuer for Wombat Care Bundanoon.

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Duncan Gair congratulated both recipients saying they were wonderful Southern Highlands ambassadors.

“We’re very fortunate to have such dedicated, hardworking and compassionate people in our Shire,” he said.

“There is no doubt our Shire is a better place as a result of their selfless contributions.”

The Mayor said choosing just two recipients this year was a difficult task.

“The Australia Day Awards provide an opportunity for Council and the broader community to recognise and thank all those residents who continue to work for the betterment of our community,” he said.

“I commend all of our nominees for the positive impact they have made towards our Shire.”