Jo Grove from the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is the 2020 Local Woman of the Year for the Goulburn electorate.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the award recognises Mrs Grove's outstanding contribution through her hard work and dedication to the local community through her support for RDA Goulburn.
On Monday, August 17, Mrs Grove was attended to the Goulburn electorate office under the pretext of a meeting on the progress of securing a permanent facility for RDA Goulburn but it was also a surprise announcement.
She has been involved in Riding for the Disabled Association Goulburn for five years, which she is the coach-secretary and is currently training two assistant coaches.
"Jo Grove is an extraordinary asset to Goulburn. I am so pleased to recognise both her and the RDA for their wonderful work they do; providing therapy, sport and recreation to people with physical or learning impairment or injury," Mrs Tuckerman said.
"It's wonderful to be able to acknowledge Jo's volunteer work as well as her dedication and passion for helping RDA."
Mrs Grove said she was surprised but delighted to be named as the 2020 Goulburn Local Woman of the Year and was unyielding in the fact that much of the achievement comes from the support of other volunteers involved in the RDA.
Mrs Tuckerman has called on the community to nominate other inspiring local women for the 2021 NSW Women of the Year awards.
"I encourage everyone in the Goulburn electorate to consider nominating a remarkable woman so we can highlight their achievements and share their amazing stories, just like Jo's," she said.
"The last few months have been difficult for all, but it hasn't stopped many of us from excelling in our chosen field or putting others first. I'm sure that our local community will get behind this program and nominate."
The 2021 award categories are: The Premier's Award for Woman of the Year, NSW Woman of Excellence, NSW Community Hero, NSW Young Woman of the Year, NSW Regional Woman of the Year, NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, NSW One to Watch Award.
For more information on the 2021 NSW Women of the Year awards and to nominate visit www.women.nsw.gov.au.
Nominations close at 11:59 pm on Friday, September 11.
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