Awards and Recognition Program
There are six categories:
- Citizen of the Year: awarded to an individual for their contribution to Maitland or broader society in a single year or across multiple years of service.
Young Citizen of the Year: awarded to an individual under the age 25 years as at 26 January 2023 for their contribution to the Maitland or broader society in a single year or across multiple years of service.
- Sportsperson of the Year: recognises an individual for their significant achievement and contribution in a non-professional sporting field within the Maitland community for the previous 12 months.
Creative Arts Person of the Year: recognises the creative expression of an individual through art, writing, music or movement within the Maitland community.
City of Maitland Medal (Volunteer Group or Organisation): awarded to a Maitland focused organisation or group for outstanding voluntary service to Maitland and its citizens as a whole.
City of Maitland Service Award (Individual volunteer): awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding voluntary service to the Maitland community.
Nominations have now closed for the Annual Awards 2022.
The 234 Army Cadet Unit is run predominately by volunteers and a handful of paid staff members. The volunteers give their time, experience and good will and they impart all that to the cadets that come through. The unit is full of happy, occupied, motivated and most importantly proud men and women and the volunteers ensure the cadets get a great advantage in life. The volunteers work to help the cadets gain a real sense of self-worth and they provide a safe place for Maitland’s youth to grow.
June has been heavily involved in the Maitland CWA for over three decades. She helps out patients at Maitland Hospital and is considered a real ‘quiet achiever’ who is always happy to give up her time and help out.
Ian Bell Innes
Ian has lived in Maitland for 15 years and he is the pipe major for the Maitland Pipes and Drums Band. He is a master on the bagpipes and has a passion for community, mentoring and his heritage.
Hope is a passionate member of the Maitland City Choir and has been since 1987. She has volunteered at her local Church helping out local kids, at schools and has been an active member of the community for over 30 years.
Dawn has been in Maitland for nearly 40 years and she’s been heavily involved in the CWA (for which she’s a life member), Maitland RSL, local radio and many more community groups
Chris has been committed to Maitland’s youth for many years and works as a mentor at Maitland Grossman High. She’s also volunteered countless hours of her time to Rotary and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
Nominations are now open for the Annual Awards. Nominations close Sunday 27 November 2022. Download the nomination form.
For enquiries, please contact the Office of the General Manager on [email protected] or 02 4934 9700
The Awards and Recognition Program aims to recognise volunteers who have, through their initiative and dedication, made a positive contribution to enhancing the lives of others in Maitland City. The awards program aims to show appreciation of service, commitment, effort and achievements that make a difference.
There are two award programs available annually which are outlined below.
The Maitland City Council Volunteer Service Award which is awarded to a person who volunteers for Council facilities, programs and events.
The Maitland City Service Awards which includes The City of Maitland Medal and City of Maitland Service Award. The City of Maitland Medal is awarded to an organisation or group for outstanding services to Maitland and the City of Maitland Service Award is presented to an individual who provides outstanding service to a specific group within Maitland.
Nominations are now open for the Maitland City Service Awards. Nominations close Friday 17 April 2020. Download the nomination form.