skip to main content

I want to...

Current filter:

Humble heroes recognised

Civic Award Recipients 2022

It takes a special kind of person to willingly commit their precious time and energy to improve the community they live in.

One such individual is Mark Cleary who has been awarded The Civic Award for Meritorious Contribution to the Napier community, an award that recognises people whose efforts are beyond exceptional.

Mark is a relentless ambassador for rangatahi who face challenges and barriers to gaining an education. He cares deeply about inequity, and helping people to help themselves.

Rather than retire after a long and fruitful career in education, Mark continues to advocate for others.

“Solutions lie within communities and this has been reinforced for me with the development work I have been involved with. The only way for initiatives to be successful is to build capacity from within” says Mark.

Alongside Mark, seven hardworking and humble heroes have been honoured at the 2022 Napier City Council Citizens’ Civic Awards Ceremony, held at the Napier War Memorial Centre on Wednesday evening.

The Civic Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and thank those selfless people of Napier who perform exceptional voluntary service in the community.

This year’s recipients are: Heather Brown, Graeme Findlay, Keith James, Jenny Too, Tofilau Talalalei Taufale, and Isabel Wood.

The organisations the seven volunteers are associated with include the Multicultural Association Hawke’s Bay, Napier City Pilot Trust, Bay Independent Hockey Club, the Hawke’s Bay Seafarers’ Welfare Centre, Mahana, Grey Power Napier, Taradale Senior Citizens’ Association, USO Bike Ride, and St Joseph’s Māori Girls College.

8 September 2022

Back to News Archive

Napier City Council - Copyright © 2023 Napier City Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Napier City Council - www.napier.govt.nz / +64 6 835 7579 / info@napier.govt.nz