Jordan Kerr named as Canberra Young Citizen of the Year


Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Kerr has been named the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year for 2016.

Jordan has worked to enhance the lives of young people in Canberra and across the country through the establishment of the National Youth Council of Australia.

Jordan is an active campaigner for the environment and sustainable agriculture and aims to promote active youth participation within society. He’s also a member of the ACT State Emergency Service and the Community Events Coordinator for the Belconnen SES Unit. 

The Canberra Young Citizen Awards recognise young people aged between 12 and 25 years who have made a contribution through their personal endeavours, or who have been actively involved in the ACT community.

Winners in other categories include:

  • Personal Achievement Award: Connal Burslem
  • Group Achievement Award: Amaroo School Alternative Education Project-‘Mustard Seed Food Bank fruit and vegetable garden’
  • Youth Arts and Multimedia Award: Leonard Weiss
  • Individual Community Service Award: Jordan Kerr
  • Young Environmentalist Award: Alexandra Craig

Highly Commended awards went to Radford College RAID Basketball Group and Madison Lee Steep; and special mention award went to the Wiradjuri Echoes.