The Salvation Army’s Major Brendan Nottle was announced as the winner of the prestigious Melburnian of the Year award 2013 at a Town Hall gala ceremony on Saturday night.
This great honour comes in recognition of Major Nottle’s work overseeing the operations of The Salvation Army in Melbourne’s CBD.
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle paid a special tribute to Major Brendan Nottle.
“It is with great delight that I present this award to Brendan. His devotion to strengthening Melbourne’s social fabric is an inspiration to us all,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Every week, Brendan can be found in the city giving crucial support to those in need, including meals, clothing and counselling.
“The dedication he brings to his work makes him a role model thoroughly deserving of this accolade,” he said.
“Over the past 10 years Major Nottle has worked tirelessly to implement responses to issues facing the people of Melbourne as well being a positive influence in the lives of people living in Melbourne,” said Dr Bruce Redman for The Salvation Army.
“His leadership has brought about great services that include outreach to marginalised members of the community, providing emergency support to people experiencing homelessness and importantly building a community where people can find belonging,” he said.