And Over 100 Residents As Australian Citizens
Logan’s 2023 Citizen of the Year is Rachel Simpkin-Bale a passionate advocate against domestic violence.
The driving force behind initiatives like the My Voice, My Story, My Healing morning tea, the What are you Wearing art exhibit and Reclaiming the Streets march, Rachel is dedicated to delivering projects focussed on positive outcomes for women.
Councillor for Division 4 Laurie Koranski, who presided over the Australia Day Awards, praised Rachel for her outstanding contribution to the City of Logan.
“It is an honour to recognise Rachel for her positive advocacy, charity fundraising and project work” Cr Koranski said.
“She is an inspiration having devoted the past 30 years to making a positive difference in the lives of Logan girls and women”.
Bravehearts ambassador Amelia Ayris was recognised as the 2023 Logan Young Citizen of the Year for her child safety work.
As a youth ambassador she delivered a number of key note addresses including speaking at the National Child Protection Forum.Amelia produced ‘Short Sleeves’, an award-winning short film, to raise awareness about harm among youth in our community. “At just 16 years of age Amelia has already made a considerable contribution to our City” Cr Koranski said. “Amelia’s dedication to overcoming her own trauma, to inspire others is truly admirable”.
Tammy Robinson was awarded the Spirit of Logan Award an individual who embodies the best qualities of the City of Logan.
The founder of charity organisation “Formally Ever After”, Tammy supports young people in attending their school formals with dignity. Tammy’s motto is that kindness is free, and every little thing we do makes a difference.
“Tammy is a shining example of the tremendous community spirit we have here in Logan” Cr Koranski said. “More than 3,000 people have benefitted from her wonderful service”.
Logan’s Australia Day Ceremony went on to welcome over a hundred residents as Australian citizens!