Coffs Harbour local Julie Jardine has been named the 2019 Local Woman of the Year.
Mrs Jardine was announced as the recipient on Wednesday afternoon by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser said the annual local award recognises the outstanding contributions made by remarkable women to the Coffs Coast community.
“Julie Jardine fits the bill in every regard, she loves living on the Coffs Coast and working tirelessly to help improve the lives of those around her,” Mr Fraser said.
“Julie is a successful businesswoman who has always felt the need to ‘give back’ by supporting many community organisations," he said.
Outside of her professional work life, Mrs Jardine also mentors women in their careers and serves on various business advisory boards.
Most recently, Julie has been involved with the Outback Air Race raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Mr Fraser said, “her passion is the Coffs Coast and Clarence CanDo Cancer Trust, which helps patients and their families experiencing financial difficulties".
Julie was thrilled to be presented with her Woman of the Year certificate today by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who is meeting with members of the local community during her Coffs Coast visit.