Minister for Women Pru Goward was joined by Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres to announce Jessica Fox as the 2015 Local Woman of the Year for Penrith.
Ms Goward said there were countless outstanding women in NSW and the Local Woman of the Year awards are a chance for the NSW Government and the community to officially recognise the phenomenal contribution they make.
“The Local Woman of the Year awards is something I look forward to each year because we get to share the inspirational journeys of a number of outstanding women in NSW,” Ms Goward said.
“It is the hard and often thankless work of women like Jessica that make not only our communities great places to live, but defines who we are as Australians.”
Local award winners will be invited to join their Member of Parliament at the 2015 NSW Women of the Year award ceremony to be held at Parliament House in March.
Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said he was proud to nominate Jessica as the Penrith’s 2015 Local Woman of the Year.
“Jessica is a world champion in one of the most competitive sport in the world. She has represented Penrith with great distinction and beyond her on-water performances she continues to be a role model for young women across Western Sydney.
“It is truly a privilege to be able to acknowledge the great work in our community of women like Jessica.
“I am also pleased the Minister has come to Penrith to recognise Jessica for her achievements as an outstanding student, athlete and ambassador for our community,” Mr Ayres said.
For more information on the NSW Women of the Year awards visit www.women.nsw.gov.au.