Some of Liverpool’s great achievers will be honoured this afternoon at a special Heroes of Liverpool event.
The Heroes for the inaugural event are winners or finalists drawn from the Australia Day Awards, NSW Premiers’ Awards and other major awards local people have received over the past 12 months.
The Heroes of Liverpool event is an opportunity to recognise outstanding members of the Liverpool community, says Mayor Ned Mannoun.
“Each of these people is a hero in our city,” he said earlier today.
The heroes on the guest list are:
Michael Coffey, AOM, Professor Roy Beran, AM, Craig Knowles, AM, Professor Jeremy Wilson, Outstanding Commitment to Pancreatology Award, Billy Ryan, Mayor’s Bravery Award, Grace Micali, Finalist, Young Woman of the Year Award, NSW Premiers’ Awards, Melinda Cruz, Finalist, NSW Premier’s Awards, Professor Minote Apte, OAM, Lennon Maher, Mayor’s Little Heroes Award 2015, Dr Amad Mtashar, OAM, Professor Ian Harris, AM, Dr Colin Macarthur, OAM and Professor Anne Marie Hennessy, AM.
“The heroes live or work here and they have achieved amazing goals, made a difference to people’s lives or served their community with excellence,’’ the mayor said.
“They are role models for the younger generation and show how much good can be achieved through hard work and commitment to a cause or community.
“While these heroes have been recognised through their awards, we wanted to bring them together to celebrate their achievements as citizens of the great city of Liverpool.
“Liverpool has some of our country’s greatest and brightest, and their achievements reflect well upon our city.
“We want to show our appreciation for their character and hard work.”
The function will be held at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre between 4 and 6pm.