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Youngcare CEO is Australia Day Ambassador for Texas/Inglewood

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17 January 2018

Texas Australia Day Ambassador is Youngcare CEO

The 2019 Australia Day Ambassador for Texas has been revealed as CEO of Youngcare and Queensland Greats Award recipient Anthony Ryan.

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Mr Ryan took the helm at Youngcare in November 2016 and leads the team in supporting some of the most impoverished and disempowered people in Australia: young people with high care needs. Youngcare provides age-appropriate housing solutions for young people with high physical care needs, so they can live young lives with choice, independence and dignity in their own homes.

Mr Ryan previously co-founded the Mimiki Foundation and, prior to Youngcare, the Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia). He received a Queensland Greats Award in 2009 for his significant contribution to the Brisbane community through his work to assist Brisbane’s homeless, street kids and elderly people.

Councillor Joan White said Mr Ryan’s tireless work for some of Australia’s most vulnerable people was a great example of what the Australia Day Awards were all about.

‘Anthony works tirelessly for a cause that spans communities across the country,’ Cr White said. ‘He is an excellent Australia Day ambassador for Inglewood and Texas and it will be an honour for him to join our celebrations in Texas on the day.’

The Australia Day Awards presentation ceremony will be held at the Texas Historical Society Museum (40 Flemming Street, Texas) on Saturday 26 January. The celebrations will begin with breakfast at 8.30 am before presentations commence at 10 am.

Mr Ryan will deliver an address at the ceremony before assisting with the presentation of the awards.

‘The Australia Day Ambassador program is an opportunity for all Australians, and particularly those in regional areas like our own, to meet and gain inspiration from Australian achievers from all walks of life,’ said Goondiwindi region Mayor Graeme Scheu.

Cr White invited residents to attend the celebrations and show their support to the nominees for their achievements within the community.

For further information, please contact:

Councillor Graeme Scheu
Goondiwindi Regional Council

Mobile: 0427 718 877

Published: January 17th 2019