Five nominees in the running for the second annual community hero award

A SCOUT leader, a volunteering mum and rural firies are among five nominees in line for this year’s Community Hero Award – celebrating the work of Greenbank and Jimboomba’s quiet achievers.

The nominees, revealed at Greenbank State School’s 125th anniversary carnival, include scout leader Stephanie Field, Greenbank Busy Bees Playgroup director Jade Cooper, Greenbank State School former P&C president Sharon Aldridge, veterinarian Glenn Geissler and Jimboomba Rural Fire Brigade.

The Community Hero Award, now in its second year, recognises those who work tirelessly in the community.

Enriching communities Greenbank founder and creator of the Community Hero Awards, Suzanne Guastini, said a new voting website meant the public could get involved in the judging process this year.

“I’m thrilled we can open the voting to the public, giving them the chance to acknowledge those community members who so generously donate their time to make Greenbank an exceptional place to live,” said Ms Guastini.

“This year’s nominees come from diverse backgrounds but all share similar qualities.

“They work tirelessly to support, nurture and promote their community, fostering a sense of good-will and pride.

“They are wonderful role models for Greenbank and surrounding areas, and we are pleased to be able to give them the recognition they so deserve.”

Mirvac Queensland residential general manager Warwick Bible said the company, through its new masterplanned community Everleigh was proud to support the awards.

“These awards serve as a fantastic way to celebrate the wonderful work and commitment of these outstanding members of the Greenbank community, who strive to improve and enrich the lives of their neighbours,” said Mr Bible.

“These generous residents don’t donate their time for recognition, but that’s exactly why they deserve a nod.

“We encourage all members of the public to visit the website and have their say on who they would like to see named this year’s Community Hero.”

The winner will be announced at Greenbank’s Christmas extravaganza on Saturday, December 1, 2018, hosted by the Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade and supported by Everleigh.

Cast your vote here