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Mayor's Community Message

25 november 2020
Make A Stand campaign

Starting today, the City of Ryde and the Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic Violence Committee is calling on the entire community to Make A Stand to end violence and abuse.

The Make A Stand campaign will centre around the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions around large gatherings, there will be no physical march taking place this year. Instead, we will be holding a range of virtual activities, tell the stories of those impacted by domestic and family violence, and put the spotlight on organisations that are here to help.

For more information click here. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of violence, there is 24/7 free and confidential support available. Please call the Domestic Violence Hotline on 1800 656 463 or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Citizen of the Year nominations close this Sunday

Time is running out to nominate for the 2021 City of Ryde Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards.

The Citizen of the Year awards provide the community with a terrific opportunity to publicly acknowledge and recognise the outstanding accomplishments by individuals in the City of Ryde who have excelled in their chosen field.

Past winners and nominations have come from a diverse range of fields such as sporting administrators, business leaders, fire fighters, church leaders, school captains, writers, youth workers and other entrepreneurs.

If you know someone who goes above and beyond for the City of Ryde, I strongly encourage you to nominate them for an award.

The awards are open to all Australian citizens living in the City of Ryde.

Nominations close this Sunday 29 November. For more information, click here.

Clr Penny Pedersen appointed Vice President of NSROC

Congratulations to Clr Penny Pedersen on her appointment as Vice President of the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) for 2021.

Since Penny was elected to Council in 2017 she has been a passionate representative for her community particularly with issues concerning the environment, status of women in the community and social inclusion, while fiercely opposing overdevelopment in our region.

It is this passion for the community and the region that will make Penny such a tremendous asset for NSROC in the role of Vice President.

Yours Sincerely,

Clr Jerome Laxale
Mayor - City of Ryde
Phone: Office of the Mayor 9952 8222.

Last updated on 25 November 2020