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Citizen of the Year Awards

2018 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year

The City of Ryde Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards recognise outstanding accomplishments by individuals in our community who have excelled in their chosen field. The awards are open to all Australian citizens living in the City of Ryde.

  • Citizen of the Year recognises outstanding service to the community over an extended period of time.
  • Young Citizen of the Year recognises outstanding service to the community over an extended period by a young person between the ages of 16 and 25.

The awards are held under the auspices of the Australia Day Council of NSW and judging is conducted by a local selection panel. Winners were announced at the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on the 26 January.

Nominations closed Friday 24 November 2017.

Young Citizen of the Year Nominees

Alexander Chorley

Alex is an inspirational force for young performers. The multi-award-winning actor, extra and musician has competed at Ryde Eisteddfod for more than a decade and taken to the stage at many local events. He was also the winner of the prestigious Cub Scouts’ Grey Wolf Award.

Rhett Prado

Since joining the NSW State Emergency Service Ryde Unit as a student volunteer, Rhett has shown dedication and commitment to his community in their time of need. He is a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award recipient.

Citizen of the Year Nominees

Julie Hill

Julie works collaboratively with community leaders and organisations to advocate for people living with disability. Through Royal Rehab Ryde, she spearheaded a choir and organises a variety of socially inclusive events.

Josie Howes

A stalwart of the Lady of Grace Nursing Home Fraternity, Josie is known for going above and beyond to care for people in her community. As volunteer editor of La Campana Magazine, she helps connect Italian migrants with their traditions and culture.

Nathan Moulds

Part of the Ryde Salvation Army, Nathan has been a tireless supporter of the residents of the Ivanhoe Estate during a time of transition. He works with local service providers and church communities to bring about positive social change.

Corina Seeto

Corina is on the frontline of the war on waste. As co-founder of 5forRyde, she has been instrumental in increasing community awareness of waste issues. She also established the Martin Reserve bushcare group, transforming the area into an oasis for native wildlife.

Joanne Taranto

As co-founder of 5forRyde, Joanne has helped sign up some 70 local cafes to the Responsible Cafes movement. This has created an incentive for coffee lovers to limit waste by getting a discount for bringing their own reusable coffee cup.  Joanne has also been involved in the Martin Reserve bushcare group.


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Last updated on 11 January 2018