Community Living Australia — Delivering Flexible Personalised Services

Rewards and Recognition Awards

Earlier this year, we launched the Community Living Australia Rewards and Recognition Program which recognises the inspiring people, including staff, volunteers and clients in our communities.

Designed to recognise achievement, the Rewards and Recognition Program celebrates our clients reaching their goals and encourages our staff to strive for excellence in their service delivery. We want to recognise and celebrate with those people in our organisation who are achieving truly great things and use them to inspire us all to do better every day.

The annual award recipients are as follows:

Chairman’s Achievement Award


Adam Thomas

Presented to Adam Thomas for demonstrating significant and notable achievements in line with his Individual Support Plan. Particularly starting his own business – Adams Bike Repairs.

Chairman’s Achievement Award

South East

Amechai Bawden

Presented to Amechai Bawden for demonstrating significant and notable achievements in line with his Individual Support Plan. Particularly starting a microenterprise, attending the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, moving out to live independently and being involved in multiple community groups.

Encouragement Award

Malcolm Costello

Presented to Malcolm Costello for demonstrating the willingness and motivation to achieve personal goals. Particularly the creation and growth of his own gardening business.

Client Award

Mikayla Saltmarsh

Presented to Mikayla Saltmarsh for providing exceptional services and demonstrating a willingness to extend herself to help others and improve the quality of life for our clients.

Community Participation Award

Jeffrey Hocking

Presented to Jeffrey Hocking for actively engaging in the community through valued roles. Particularly for his role volunteering in the local school to support a young student with Down Syndrome.

Impact Award

Meagan Canny

Presented to Meagan Canny for delivering significant improvements in our services, the lives of our clients and people with disability.

Dedication Award

Sandy Norris

Presented to Sandy Norris for showing commitment to quality service and continual improvement and dedicating herself to improving the lives of people with disability over an extended period of time.

Volunteer Award

Sally Charlton

Presented to Sally Charlton for demonstrating Community Living Australia’s values, showing commitment and having a positive impact in supporting Community Living Australia to achieve its aims.

Community Award

Lisa Hutchison

Presented to Lisa Hutchison for the positive and enduring impact made to the lives of people with disability.

The awards ceremony was held at Government House, hosted by Community Living Australia’s Patron and Governor of South Australia, His Excellency, Governor Hieu Van Le and his wife, Mrs Le. 

Many worthy nominations were received in all categories and after welcoming speeches by the Governor and our Chairperson, Bill Rowe, His Excellency presented awards to the recipients.

We are proud to recognise and award these people for their commitment, achievements and the impact they have made in their communities. 

The Rewards and Recognition program runs annually and we hope you will continue to show your support for next year’s program.