Hobart’s outstanding citizens

HOBART’S outstanding citizens have been awarded for their contributions to the community at a special Australia Day ceremony on 26 January.

The Citizen of the Year award was bestowed jointly on Adrian Howard OAM and Graeme Morris.

Mr Howard was recognised for leading the restoration efforts of the Soldiers Memorial Avenue on the Queens Domain.

Mr Morris ensured the success and community spirit of the Flower Room, a not-for-profit floral shop in the centre of Hobart.

The Young Citizen of the Year award went to Matthew Etherington, who contributed to a healthier and more inclusive community through efforts to improve youth mental health and raise awareness about the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.

Community Event of the Year was awarded to Point to Pinnacle, which takes runners all the way from the Hobart foreshore up to the summit of kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

The Point to Pinnacle event raises funds for a variety of charities.

Caption: From left, Citizen of the Year winners Adrian Howard OAM and Graeme Morris, Young Citizen of the Year Matthew Etherington, and Tim Smith and Kim Gillard from Point to Pinnacle, Community Event of the Year. Photo credit: Amy Brown.