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Citizen of the Year Awards

Citizen of the Year Awards were proudly presented at our Citizenship Ceremony on Monday, 21 January 2019.

These awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by our residents who demonstrate strong leadership skills and commitment to improve community life in Prospect over and above their normal employment duties.  Outstanding contribution and community service in an area that contributes to the advancement and well being of our community.

Do you know someone who is outstanding and who makes a difference in your community?

The awards recognise people in three categories

  • Citizen of the Year Award - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on January 26 of the year of award.
  • Community Event of the Year Award - This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

Nominations are sought in October/early November each year.

For more information call 8342 8059 and submit your nomination form to

Citizen of the Year Winners 2019

The recipient of the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award is David Kilner.

David Kilner is a well-known Prospect resident who has over many years provided many hours of voluntary work, generously sharing his expertise and passion for local history.  David is familiar with this awards program having received the 1986 Prospect Citizen of the Year Award.  David is once again invited to come to the front to receive our Citizen of the Year Award.  David has been the convenor of Prospect Local History Group since its inception in 2005 and is a strong advocate for the preservation and promotion of history in the Prospect area, David has led and encouraged the group in its research and subsequent publishing of over 20 publications.  David chairs the monthly meetings, delivers talks on Prospect’s history, and is currently working on producing a new history book of Prospect for the sesquicentenary (150 years) of the proclamation of Prospect in 2022. 

The recipient of our 2019 Young Citizen of the Year Awards goes to Darcy Maney. 

Darcy Maney is a dynamic young professional who is also a very community spirited person with a passion for volunteering, enthusiastically giving her time and expertise to City of Prospect community events and at key events throughout Adelaide. Most recently, Darcy was actively involved with our popular Spring Fair at held at Broadview Oval.  Darcy, at just 22, is the epitome of an outstanding volunteer for our council who genuinely cares about the success of an event and those involved. Darcy truly understands what it takes to organise and deliver a successful community event, and is a leader in positive teamwork. She has the strong foundation skills for a career in event and tourism management. We look forward to working with Darcy again soon!

The recipient of the 2019 Community Event of the Year Award goes to the The fourth Annual Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic. 

The winner of this category is an event that has a family friendly focus attracting large numbers of both local Prospect residents and those from adjoining suburbs and the wider region.  This well-run event also raises funds for a range of charities.  The Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic is now an established annual event which has found its new home in Prospect’s St Helens Park. Held in December it unites the growing South Australian ukulele community of over 400 participants.

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