2021 Boothby Citizen of the Year Awards

03 Feb 2021 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby—Government Whip) (13:41): I would like to congratulate and thank all the citizens of the year in the seat of Boothby.

Our local community is immensely proud that the City of Unley citizen of the year is Craig Scott, and he is also the South Australian citizen of the year. Craig has worked tirelessly at the Goodwood Saints Football Club as a volunteer, implementing a range of very important community programs. He has created programs for at-risk-youth, breast cancer awareness and mental health education. It has been a pleasure to work with him.

The City of Marion's joint citizen of the year is Ines Patritti. Ines is an innovative and pioneering businesswoman who runs her family business Patritti Wines. She is a strong supporter of the arts and generously supports so many not-for-profits and community events. She truly is an inspiration to us all.

The City of Holdfast Bay citizen of the year is Ronald Knolder, for his significant service to the local Catholic parish and the broader community. Ronald is a school volunteer and conducts welfare checks on senior Australians to combat social isolation as well as to cook for them.

The City of Mitcham's citizen of the year is John Arthur, who has been active in our community for 25 years. I have worked closely with John in his role as president of the Bedford Park Residents Association as he has tirelessly advocated for his local community.

These recipients are so deserving of these awards, and they embody the very best of Australian values. Congratulations and thank you so much to them all.