WELLINGTON Shire Council's 2017 Citizen of the Year is Victorian Sailor of the Year with a Disability Mark Thorpe.
This is the fifth year that council has awarded its Australia Day Citizens of the Year at a December luncheon.
Mark Thorpe has had a highly-respected sailing career and has won the Victorian Sailor of the Year with a Disability.
Young Citizen of the Year was Wyatt Kilgower who has dedicated a significant amount of his time to voluntary activity.
Also awarded at Tuesday's event were Wellington Shire's Community Event of the Year, which went to the Seaspray Centenary Celebrations, while Community Group of the Year was Sale Central Rotary Club's Monday Tucker.
For more read Friday's Gippsland Times.