Citizen of the Year Award recipients 1999 to present

2021 Award Recipients

Citizen: Professor Dr Kelvin Kong
Young Citizen: Samantha Poolman
Senior Citizen: Jaci Lappin
Community Group: Hamilton Business Association Inc.

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2020 Award Recipients

Citizen: Michelle Faithfull
Young Citizen: Alexa Stuart
Community Group: Newcastle Pride

2019 Award Recipients

Citizen: Jill Emberson
Young Citizen: Dr Bhavi Ravindran
Community Group: the [Y] Project

2018 Award Recipients

Citizen: Mark Hughes
Young Citizen: Irini Kassis
Community Group: Nova for Women and Children

2017 Award Recipients

Citizen: Sister Diana Santleben
Young Citizen: Phillip Johnson
Community Group: One to One

2016 Award Recipients

Citizen: Jenny Castles
Young Citizen: John Thirkell
Community Group: CityServe

2015 Award Recipients

Citizen: Kurt Fearnley OAM
Young Citizen: Kirk Upton
Community Group: Fort Scratchley Historical Society

2014 Award Recipients

Citizen: Rick Prosser
Young Citizen: James Garlick
Community Group: Pink Frangipani Ball Organising Committee

2013 Award Recipients

Citizen: Colleen Potts OAM
Young Citizen: Declan Clausen
Community Group: HunterConnect Families Inc

2012 Award Recipients

Citizen: David Horkan
Young Citizen: Adam Ingles
Community Group: Merewether Landcare

2011 Award Recipients

Citizen: Glad Dent
Young Citizen: Conor Ashleigh
Community Group: Not awarded

2010 Award Recipients

Citizen: Marcus Westbury
Young Citizen: Louise Mackay
Community Group: The Newcastle Local Organising Committee of the Engineering and Science Challenge

2009 Award Recipients

Citizen: Professor Trevor Waring AM
Young Citizen: Mary-Anne De Luca
Community Group: University of Newcastle Chamber Choir

2008 Award Recipients

Citizen: Gary Webb
Young Citizen: Callan Nickerson
Community Event: Wallsend Winter Carnivale

2007 Award Recipients

Citizen: Sister Annette Laurie
Young Citizen: James Buckingham
Community Event: Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay Newcastle Celebrations

2006 Award Recipients

Citizen: Violetta Walsh
Young Citizen: Peter McDonald
Community Event: ABC Radio Newcastle Music Awards

2005 Award Recipients

Citizen: Denise Giles
Young Citizen: Mitchell Wall
Community Event: Newcastle Biker's Toy Run

2004 Award Recipients

Young Citizen: Eliza Stankovic
Community Event: Dedication of Fort Scratchley & 60th Anniversary Defence of Newcastle

2003 Award Recipients

Citizen: Roy Duffy
Young Citizen: Ashleigh John
Community Event: 8th Australian Masters Games

2002 Award Recipients

Citizen: Paul F Walsh
Young Citizen: Justin Norris
Community Event: Sydney 2000 Newcastle Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations

2001 Award Recipients

Citizen: Margaret McNaughton
Young Citizen: Ugo Parente
Community Event: Sparke Helmore Corporate Triathlon

2000 Award Recipients

Citizen: Dr Darren Shafren
Young Citizen: Madeleine Phillips
Community Event: Bonita Mabo visit to Newcastle

1999 Award Recipients

Citizen: Dell Saunders
Young Citizen: Kevin Cameron
Community event: Newcastle Knights victory celebrations