Three Citizenship Awards were presented at the Local Organisations Christmas Function on 3 December at Medina Hall.
Mayor Carol Adams congratulated the winners, and acknowledged all nominees.
“We are indebted to a number of individuals and organisations that dedicate significant amounts of time, energy and passion as long-time volunteers in the Kwinana community,” Mayor Adams said.
Jacob Solomon was named Kwinana Citizen of the Year for 2022.
Mr Solomon thrives on helping the community and is involved in numerous groups including the Indian Society of WA, Indians in Kwinana, Malayalee Association of WA, Healing International, Charity for a Cause, Celebrate Culture, Connecting Communities for Kids and more.
Robina Ellis was named Kwinana Senior Citizen of the Year for her dedication to the Homestead Ridge Progress Association.
Mrs Ellis has been a very active member of the Homestead Ridge Progress Association for the past 10 years, holding the position of president for five year and interacting with the Council to apply for grants for movie nights and neighbourhood days.
Robina and her husband Goff began fostering in the United Kingdom and have fostered more than 50 children.
The Active Citizenship Award went to the Koorliny Arts Management Committee.
The Koorliny Arts Management Committee is responsible for ensuring the Arts Centre offers a range of theatre, music and dance programs throughout the year.
This committee contributed significant volunteer hours — 1726 hours — during the 2020/2021 fiscal year including the introduction of online studio broadcasts as a result of the pandemic.