A prominent local figure has been acknowledged for her hard work and dedication to the community by the Launceston Community Recognition Awards.
Janine Healey won the 2021 Citizen Award for her dedication across multiple groups that have achieved success in Tasmania.
"I was really surprised to get [the award]," she said.
"I was absolutely gobsmacked and surprised."
Ms Healey said when she got the email about the award, she had to re-read it.
"For me, this is a really big deal."
"I feel very honoured."
Ms Healey said her purpose was to make a difference to the community and to individuals, and she only took on roles that she was passionate about.
This year she said she wanted to continue to work for the community and still hold a significant number of roles.
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"We are very interconnected [the community here]," she said.
"I intend to move forward and go on."
Ms Healey is currently the Tasmanian Divisional President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a director of the Football Tasmania Board, and a director of the Unconformity festival, among her other duties.
In October 2020, she stepped down from the board of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce after 20 years of service.
Ms Healey was a founding member of the Harvest Market in Launceston, a founding trustee and treasurer of the Tamar Community Peace Trust, a former director and treasurer of Cityprom, and a former member of the QVMAG governance advisory board.
Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said there were few people who could claim as wide of a breadth of service to the Tasmanian community as Ms Healey.
"Janine Healey has dedicated an enormous amount of time to helping different groups achieve success across Tasmania," he said.
"Launceston and Northern Tasmania is a better place for having this amazing woman as part of our community. She does not sit on the sidelines and wait for things to happen - she finds a way to become actively involved.
"Dependable, generous and inclusive, Janine Healey has made an enduring commitment to our community, and the City of Launceston is delighted to present her with its 2021 Citizen Award."
The awards, presented Monday night, also celebrated the organisers of the Soggy Bottom Regatta and Family Fun Day, the Harvest Launceston market, the Mount Barrow Challenge, the Minds Do Matter arts exhibition, and REMADE 2020, for their work in the community.