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Citizen of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for 2019

Do you know someone who makes an exceptional contribution or improves the quality of life for people in Ryde? 

Do you know someone who has excelled in any category including Sport, Business, the Environment or the Arts?

Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Ryde Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2019.

The City of Ryde encourages everyone to nominate.

Nominations close on Friday 23 November 2018.

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2019 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 12 to 25.

The awards are held under the auspices of the Australia Day Council of NSW and judging is conducted by a local selection panel. The awards are presented during the City of Ryde Australia Day celebrations.

2018 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year

Rhett Prado | Young Citizen of the Year

Since joining the NSW State Emergency Service Ryde Unit as a student volunteer at just 16 years old, Rhett has shown great maturity, dedication and commitment to his community in their time of need.

A student at Ryde Secondary College, Rhett juggles a very busy school schedule with his volunteer work for SES. As well as being Deputy School Captain and a prefect, he’s also ready to support the community during emergencies such as floods, storms and tsunamis, and has contributed to many local events including the Granny Smith Festival and Eastwood Heights Public School Fair.

A Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award recipient, Rhett has also volunteered for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. 

Nathan Moulds | Citizen of the Year

Nathan led the Salvation Army mission home in the Ivanhoe Estate for more than six years along with his wife, Karen. Nathan has been a tireless supporter of its residents – which has a large area of public housing – during a time of difficult transition. He helped coordinate the highly successful Community on Hold project to measure the impact of the estate’s redevelopment on the health and wellbeing of its residents.

He also helped pioneer the Unified Ryde anti-racism project, which was launched at TEDX Macquarie University.

Nathan works tirelessly with local service providers and church communities to bring about positive social change by reducing isolation and creating new opportunities for social inclusion and impact.

With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, he has launched a number of new social enterprise initiatives to create spaces to bring people together. One example of this is the study shed program for young people.

The City of Ryde would also like to acknowledge that as of Thursday 25 January, after 13 years of employment with the Salvation Army Nathan has decided to move on to a new chapter in his life but will be continuing with the Salvation Army as a volunteer.

Last updated on 25 September 2018