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Mayoral Awards

2020 May­oral Awards Infor­ma­tion Pack & Nom­i­na­tion Form

Nom­i­na­tions open Mon­day 19 Octo­ber and close 5pm Fri­day 20 Novem­ber 2020.

The Alice Springs May­oral Awards are cel­e­brat­ed in line with the Inter­na­tion­al Day of Peo­ple with a Dis­abil­i­ty (IDP­wD) to high­light the con­tri­bu­tions made by indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ty and by indi­vid­u­als for dis­abil­i­ty communities.

The aim of the Alice Springs May­oral Awards is to high­light, acknowl­edge and give thanks to the peo­ple in the com­mu­ni­ty who make a dif­fer­ence’ – demon­strat­ed either in their own lives or through their actions and com­mit­ment to others.

Year Noteworthy Award Champion Award

2009

Matthew Turner

Simone Guascoine

2010

Daryl Strange

Karen Eva-Stirk

2011

Michele Castagna

Cheryl Talbot

2012

Murray Stewart

Ann Ireland

2013

Brandon Williams

Corey Cronin

2014

Isaac Menge, Richard Bowden

Karen Stewart, Joyanne Hastwell

2015

Ethan Satour

Sandra Brown, Peggy Campbell

Year Noteworthy Award Champion Award Michele Castagna Medal

2016

Jol Fleming

Jarrod Cahir, Sarah Thompson

Jol Fleming

2017

Royston Thompson

Tiffany Keane

Karen Stewart

2018

Adrian Robertson

Joyce Bowden

Pippa Tessmann

2019

Graham Wilfred Jnr

Inosi Bulimairewa

Andrew Harrison

Inter­na­tion­al Day of Peo­ple with a Dis­abil­i­ty (IDP­wD)

On 3rd Decem­ber every year IDP­wD is cel­e­brat­ed world­wide recog­nis­ing the achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions of peo­ple with disability.

IDP­wD is a Unit­ed Nations sanc­tioned day that aims to pro­mote an under­stand­ing of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ty and encour­age sup­port for their dig­ni­ty, rights and well-being. IDP­wD also seeks to increase aware­ness of the ben­e­fits of the inte­gra­tion of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ty in every aspect of polit­i­cal, social, eco­nom­ic and cul­tur­al life

Award Cat­e­gories and Criteria

The Note­wor­thy Award

A per­son with dis­abil­i­ty who has made a note­wor­thy con­tri­bu­tion to the community”
Cri­te­ria
  1. The nom­i­nee has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­ni­ty of Alice Springs in their cho­sen field of endeavour.
  2. The nom­i­nee has a proven track record of active com­mu­ni­ty involvement.
  3. The con­tri­bu­tion made by the nom­i­nee has result­ed in improve­ment of the Alice Springs com­mu­ni­ty or indi­vid­u­als with­in it.

The Cham­pi­on Award

A per­son with or with­out dis­abil­i­ty who has been an advo­cate for the rights and well-being of peo­ple with disability”
Cri­te­ria
  1. The nom­i­nee has a track record of being a cham­pi­on for the rights of peo­ple with disability
  2. The nom­i­nee pro­motes or advances a greater under­stand­ing of peo­ple with disability
  3. The con­tri­bu­tion made by the nom­i­nee has result­ed in improved conditions/​ser­vices/well-being/ under­stand­ing of indi­vid­u­als or groups of peo­ple with disability.

The Michele Castagna Medal

Award­ed to an indi­vid­ual that dis­plays tenacity”

Michele Castagna OAM (3/8/ 194417/9/2016), a tire­less and active mem­ber of Council’s Access Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee for 20-years, was incred­i­bly com­mit­ted to improv­ing dis­abil­i­ty access in Alice Springs and was inte­gral in the cre­ation of the May­oral Awards.