And the nominees are announced in the communities most dedicated - community champions.
Dedicated, passionate and caring is how PS Council Mayor described this year's nominations for the Community Champion Awards to be announced on 26 January 2023 as part of the Port Stephens Council Australia Day awards.
Amongst the nominees are Port Stephens Netball Association President and Life Member and Life Member of Medowie Netball Club.
Other nominees include:
Heather Buckingham - St Johns Parish Pantry
Robert Ball - Raymond Terrace Mens Shed
Roy Cameron - Raymond Terrace and District Tennis Club
Gabrielle Carrick - Tomaree Museum Association
Darrell Dawson - protection of native wildlife and habitat
Dr Houman Ebrahimi - medical services within Port Stephens
Casey Freeman - Port Stephens Koala Hospital
Emma Newcombe - school student and community volunteer
Amanda Phillips - Mandy's Cleaning Services
Brooke Roach - Magpies Rugby League
We wish all the nominees the very best and thank them for their service to the community of Port Stephens.