Andrew Heslop ambassador

By Corowa Free Press

Entrepreneur, commentator and community advocate Andrew Heslop will be Federation Council’s 2020 Australia Day Ambassador this Sunday. 

Andrew is an award winning keynote speaker and community leader with a global reputation as a social entrepreneur for founding Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day.

Neighbour Day actively builds social capital, promotes social cohesion, integration and positive relationships between neighbours of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds, all year round. 

Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said council is looking forward to welcoming Andrew to our region and introducing him to our community. 

“Andrew is a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Advisory Community, an Australian Ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s global Food Revolution Day and an Ambassador for the Garage Sale Trail,” the mayor said.

“He has formerly held the Australian Government roles of Champion for the National Broadband Network, Champion for the National Compact and as an Outreach Partner with the Office for the Not–for–Profit Sector in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 

“Australia Day is an opportunity for our community to come together in the spirit of friendship and harmony, showcasing the unique and diverse culture that makes us Australian.” 

Federation Council is calling on all in support of our many communities, to help build on this great event every year.  “Council recognises that many communities also host their own local events, and would also encourage attendance at this the Federation Council event, from right across the council area,” Mayor Bourke said.

“By building on this, we can continue to foster a council-wide approach to celebrating our National Day, and honouring our local achievers. I know that with the strong support of the community, we can achieve this.”