Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Manningham honours community leader

Victoria’s Manningham City Council has officially renamed the Manningham Civic Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of a community leader, the late Doreen Stoves.

From 2022, the award will be named the Doreen Stoves Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award recognises the outstanding voluntary contribution made by an individual to the Manningham community. It highlights the sustained contribution of the quiet achievers who often work behind the scenes to build a stronger and more caring society.

“We’d like to acknowledge Doreen’s significant contributions to our community. Her name brings great meaning and honour to this award. We hope to continue her legacy now and into the future with this tribute,” said Mayor Michelle Kleinert.

The Mayor said Doreen had a long association with Manningham Council. As the Chief Executive Officer of Doncare for 19 years before her retirement, she was a formidable leader in strengthening Manningham’s service system, she said.

“Doreen was passionate, committed and respected by all. In addition to working with Doncare in Doncaster, she worked for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services for 25 years, establishing strategic partnerships to benefit communities,” she said.

She advocated for family, children, and social support services. She was awarded two Australian Honour Awards, a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 and a Public Service Medal (PSM) in 1995.

You can nominate for the 2022 Manningham Civic Awards until Friday 19 August. 

The awards will be announced and celebrated at the annual Gala Ceremony on Wednesday, 28 September 2022.

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