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Somerset Citizen of the Year

GRAHAM Evans of Toogoolawah has been named as Somerset Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the community spanning more than five decades.

Mr Evans was awarded the accolade during the Australia Day Awards ceremony at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk.

He is a dedicated volunteer and regularly assists various Somerset organisations through the donation of his time.

Described as a tireless worker, Mr Evans, has volunteered with various community groups or at events including, but not limited to, the Toogoolawah Show Society, the former Toogoolawah Lions Club for four decades, Moore Rodeo, primary schools, Meals on Wheels and more.

He has shown an outstanding commitment to the Somerset Community by volunteering tirelessly since 1970.

Mr Evans has also spread his volunteering duties to other parts of the state and even interstate including the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and the Masters Games at Alice Springs.

He has been described by his nominees as “a compassionate local” who is “very proud of the community in which he lives”.  

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann congratulated Mr Evans on his dedication to helping others.

“On behalf of the Somerset community and Council I congratulate Graham on receiving this award and for being such a positive role model,” Cr Lehmann said.

“He is a well-respected resident who has contributed greatly to the fabric of our community, and for that we are very appreciative.”

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann with Citizen of the Year Graham Evans.

Somerset Citizen of the Year Graham Evans.