ARARAT - Ararat Rural City's Young Citizen of the Year Samuel McColl was selected because of his leadership and other associated achievements.
Mayor Cr Paul Hooper said Mr McColl had extended his commitment into the Ararat community by being involved with many local events and his dedication in being involved with many community groups, such as the Ararat Fire Brigade.
"He is highly regarded amongst his peers and shows dedication when working amongst the community," Cr Hooper said.
"The winner of this award has achieved all the mentioned accolades with good humour, humility and a real sense of being part of a community."
Cr Hooper congratulated the 2014 Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year Samuel McColl and presented him with a certificate.