Rankin MP Jim Chalmers opens nominations for Logan's Local Legends awards

RANKIN MP Jim Chalmers has opened nominations for Logan's Local Legends awards.

LOCAL LEGENDS: Rankin MP Kim Chalmers presented 75 Local Legends awards to community champions earlier this year.

LOCAL LEGENDS: Rankin MP Kim Chalmers presented 75 Local Legends awards to community champions earlier this year.

Mr Chalmers said he had recognised 326 people since the initiative was launched in 2015, including local teachers, sports coaches, driving instructors, disability support workers and cultural leaders.

He had also given awards to volunteers from community organisations like Meals on Wheels, Mission Possible and local sporting clubs.

Awards are given out to people who have gone above and beyond to support the community and are open to people living in the Rankin electorate, which covers Logan and Brisbane's southern suburbs.

"One of my favourite things about our local community is the number of people who are so well-motivated, so selfless with their time, so compassionate and so caring of each other," Mr Chalmers said.

"I like to call these awards our 'celebration of selflessness'."

Mr Chalmers urged locals to nominate people who worked tirelessly to bring out the best in the community.

Nominations close on Friday, December 6 with the ceremony slated for Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Diggers Services Club in Logan Central.

To nominate a local legend visit jimchalmers.org/2020-local-legends or contact Jim Chalmers' office at jim.chalmers.mp@aph.gov.au.

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