Time to nominate Te Awamutu’s 2020 person of the year

Readers are being asked for their suggestions as to who might be a worthy recipient of the Te Awamutu News’ second Person of the Year award.

The award was first given to Te Awamutu community constable Ryan Fleming in recognition of his ongoing community commitment, his ability to be there for everyone, and – something that may well have swayed the judges – his readiness to don a pair of red heels for the 2019 Walk in My Shoes event marking White Ribbon Day.

The Te Awamutu News’ sister paper, the Cambridge News, has awarded the title over the last three years.  Recipients over there have been Kids in Need Waikato founder Linda Roil, sight-impaired community helper Jan Nesbit, and long-time community stalwart Rosemary Hill.

The 2020 search in both towns is aimed at finding someone who has either been a stand-out in the community during the past year, perhaps going above and beyond to help others, or a person who has achieved particularly well in their own field.

Those with ideas on who might fit the bill for the 2020 Te Awamutu News Person of the Year award are asked to email Viv Posselt at [email protected] with the nominee’s full name and contact details, and information on why they deserve consideration for the award.  Alternatively, phone Viv on 027 233 7686.

Let us have your nomination by 5pm on Thursday December 3.  We will name the award recipient in our last issue of the year, on December 17.

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