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Mosman celebrates Citizens of the Year

27 January 2021

Two high achieving locals have been acknowledged as Mosman’s Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.

Mosman Rowers President Kathrina Doran has been named Citizen of the Year for her volunteer work over a number of years for many community organisations.

Twelve-year-old local school student George Scammell has been awarded Young Citizen of the Year for his work in founding and running the ‘Thank You Project Australia’ which encourages people to reflect the good in humanity and express their gratitude.

“These two recipients have demonstrated admirable community spirit through their generous contribution to Mosman, which was especially important during the challenges of 2020,” Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan said.

“Kathrina has worked tirelessly and selflessly as a volunteer over a number of years for numerous organisations, including Friends of Sydney Harbour, Mosman Football Club, Mosman Nippers, mentoring and coaching uni students and her invaluable work in ensuring the future of Mosman Rowers.

“George has been instrumental in creating and harnessing the amazing power of goodwill and community through founding and running the ‘Thank You Project Australia’ inspiring more than 70,000 ‘thank yous’ to those who continue to work and help others despite the risks and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The announcement on Australia Day followed a small citizenship ceremony welcoming 29 new citizens from 13 countries officiated by Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan who was joined by Member for Warringah Zali Steggall, Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson and Mosman Councillors Libby Moline, David Cook, Simon Menzies and Tom Sherlock.