Citizens of the Year announcedPosted Wednesday 27 January 2016
During Australia Day celebrations Mosman’s 2016 Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year were announced by Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson.
A life of service to the local community has seen the Chair of Taldumande Youth Services and former Mosman Mayor Virginia Howard named Mosman’s 2016 Citizen of the Year.
As well as helping to provide services for disadvantaged youth across all of northern Sydney, Ms Howard is also involved in numerous other organisations, including as a Director of Mosman Branch of the Bendigo Bank, Director and member of the Advisory Board of United Care Northern Region and a volunteer community visitor for Mosman Council.
Another major contributor to the local community, teenager Jerome Dardis, has been named Mosman’s 2016 Young Citizen of the Year.
Jerome has been a member of the 1st Mosman 1908 Scout Group since the age of eight and has continued to work with younger Cubs children and motivate older unit members to engage in charity and community service.
Other community contributions include assisting children with Cerebral Palsy to compete in the Special Olympics, mentoring other students through the Smith Family and assisting teenagers at the Giant Steps School for Autism.