Dianne Burey named top Citizen

26th Jan 2022

Long-standing community volunteers have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day ceremony with Guyra’s Dianne Burey taking out Citizen of the Year award for 2022.
Dianne is a stand-out member of the local community and has been recognised for her extensive volunteer work and significant contribution to the community.
Her accomplishments include 22 years as Head Steward - Jams and Preserves for the Guyra Show Society, a 22 year commitment to the Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival and 17 years’ service to the Guyra Hospital Auxiliary. She has also volunteered countless hours and many years volunteering for Guyra Central School.
Her tireless and selfless ongoing contribution continues to benefit a wide range of people within the Guyra community.
Armidale Regional Council Deputy Mayor Todd Redwood was joined by this Australia Day Ambassador, Narelle Campbell, General Manager James Roncon and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall to present the awards. Ms Campbell’s address to the gathering focussed on her love of small communities and the people who pull together for the greater good.
Ms Campbell has worked in the remote Australian Antarctic Territory as a station leader and was a 2015 NSW Australian of the Year Finalist
“Being here, seeing the people who make up this community reminds me of growing up in Wingham,” she said.
“It also reminds me of my time as a station leader working in a remote community which is very much like Guyra in many ways.
“I know the value of individuals in a small town who contribute their time and skills to keep the community running.”