The Commissioner is encouraging people from communities across WA to nominate a local, exceptional young person for one of the eight categories of the 2016 WA Youth Awards.
The Awards, which were established in 1999 to recognise young Western Australians aged 12 to 25 years for their achievements and contributions to the community, are now open for nominations.
The Commissioner specifically supports the Participate Award, which acknowledges a young person aged between 12 to 17 years who has shown dedication to making a positive change in their community, and who has inspired other young people to participate.
Mr Pettit said he is looking forward to receiving nominations for this category.
“On my visits to communities across the State, I meet young people who are making positive contributions to their communities and in so many interesting ways.
“These awards provide the opportunity to recognise the contributions of young people and also encourage other young people to get more involved in local initiatives.”
Nominations are open until 7 October and winners will be announced at a ceremony at Crown Perth on 25 November.
More information on how to nominate is available from the WA Youth Awards Website.
The WA Youth Awards are presented by the Youth Affairs Council of WA in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities, and supported by Lotterywest.