Tireless and dedicated children’s coordinator Judy Cummins has named as the Snowy River Shire’s Citizen of the Year.
Judy was presented with the award at the Australia Day celebrations in Banjo Paterson Park on Sunday by mayor John Cahill.
Judy was a very popular recipient of the award, as judged by the applause and cheering when her name was announced.
She joined the new Sportsperson of the Year Tegan Molloy, Young Citizen of the Year Ella Rose Manning, and Community Event of the Year (the Snowy Mountains Muster) as Australia Day award recipients.
Judy was the Out of School Hours Care (OOSHC) coordinator for 16 years, tirelessly giving her time to Jindabyne’s children – educating, feeding, entertaining and loving them. Prior to that, she was the local swimming teacher for almost 20 years.
“Not only giving her time to the children, Judy made herself available outside of OOSHC hours so that families could make contact with her for any changes to arrangements they had,” Cr Cahill said.
“Judy donated a myriad of materials and equipment out of her own pocket as she saw the need. She also put on a Christmas party each year for the children of the region, the cost of which again came largely out of her own pocket.
“Judy’s contributions to our children went above and beyond the call of duty.”