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Sue Salthouse named as the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year

Sue Salthouse named as the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year

31 March 2015

Congratulations to Sue Salthouse who was named as the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year. Sue is a dedicated and highly respected member of the ACT community and a tireless spokesperson for vulnerable Canberrans.

Sue has contributed to cutting edge policy analysis through her leadership roles as Convenor of Women with Disabilities ACT, President of Women with Disabilities Australia and Community Co-chair of the ACT Disability Expert Panel.

In a ceremony on the 12 March, Chief Minister Andrew Barr thanked her for her long history of working to improve the lives and opportunities for people with disability, and in particular women with disability.

This year marks the 39th year of the Canberra Citizen of the Year Award which recognises an individual for their outstanding achievements and contribution to the Canberra community.

At the ceremony 203 individuals and 14 groups also received a Chief Minister’s Canberra Gold Award to recognise their commitment to Canberra.

The long term residents have lived in the ACT or been established here for more than fifty years and their involvement in our community, over a sustained period of time, has helped to grow and shape what Canberra is today.

The award is also open to groups and this year’s recipients include Training Ship Canberra, Actew Water, Cataldo’s Salon and St Clare’s College.

The Canberra Gold Award is in its 11th year and has recognised over 3700 individuals and groups who call Canberra home.