Justene Gordon, 2018 Pittwater Community Service Award Recipient


The Hon. Rob Stokes announced that our CEO, Justene Gordon is the recipient of the Pittwater Community Service Award 2018. The award recognises Justene's commitment to young people in the community, including her recent efforts in establishing Avalon Youth Hub which required the bringing together of support agencies and community networks to tackle youth mental health.

“We’re really fortunate to have people in our community like Justene who are prepared to roll up their sleeves, get involved and be part of an important change. I congratulate Justene on this very fitting award, as well as everyone involved in the successful launch of the Avalon Youth Hub,” Rob Stokes said.

Justene says the award was a pleasant and very special surprise. She thanked to everybody who had a hand in the Avalon Youth Hub. Check out the media release here.

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