Glen Innes local Mary Hollingworth has been named as a finalist in the 2023 NSW Woman of the Year awards.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall visited Ms Hollingworth to has personally congratulate her on her nomination.
“Mary is a finalist in the Community Hero category and everyone who knows her will agree it’s justly deserved,” Mr Marshall said.
“Mary is incredibly active across a range of groups and causes in the community and hence, she is one of Glen Innes’ most recognisable faces.”
Mary is the current Chair of the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering and a long-term volunteer with the Rural Women’s Network.
“She has worked tirelessly, along with others, to deliver 500 events, seminars, functions, information and training sessions for rural women and families in the Glen Innes, Deepwater and Tenterfield regions,” Mr Marshall said.
“Among her many roles and past experiences, Mary is an active member of the Glen Innes Red Cross and was a member of the Glen Innes Show Society Ladies Auxiliary for 25 years, serving as president from 2004 to 2008.
“She is one of the most energetic and positive people around the district and I am so proud of her and that her selfless dedication to the community has been recognised in this way.”
The NSW Women of the Year Awards will be presented at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on 9 March 2023.