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Member for Algester Recognises Queensland’s Achievers

August 08, 2016

Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch has recognised community champions at the Inaugural Algester Queensland Day Award ceremony.

“These award recipients come from across my electorate from different organisations and walks of life but each of them is a community champion. Each recipient has shown a tireless commitment to our community,” Ms Enoch said.

“Queensland Week allows us to shine a light on the quiet achievers, who are the first to ask ‘how can I help?’ and expect nothing in return.”

Ms Enoch joined Member for Rankin Dr Jim Chalmers and Brisbane City Councillor for the Calamvale Ward Cr Angela Owen to recognise the community champions.

Each recipient has contributed to making the local community in Algester – and Queensland – a better place.

Whether through supporting students and their families in school, providing social services, facilitating the benefits of sport or helping raise money for the community and charities, the inaugural award winners are true champions.

“It’s an honour to experience firsthand the hard work and dedication our inaugural recipients display. I was very pleased to recognise them,” Ms Enoch said.

“I hope that in years to come these awards will grow as we receive more nominations and learn of more locals working hard for our community.”

The recipients (pictured) are:

1. Michael Mitchell – Algester Parkinson Lions
2. Stephen Wallace – Deputy Principal, Boronia Heights State School
3. Phil Manitta – Principal St Stephens Catholic Primary School
4. Rev. Russell Reynoldson – Uniting Church Forest Lake
5. Courtney Smith – Vice-President Algester State School Parents and Citizens Association
6. Gavin Rook – Previous Past President Grand Avenue State School Parents and Citizens Association
7. Lauren Sturges – Deputy Principal Pallara State School
8. Garry Dunne – President Calamvale Leopards
9. Maria Becis – Founder Run 4 Kids
10. Ken Houliston – Executive Director, The Spot