Northern Settlement Services (NSS) family worker Miza Torlakovic was awarded the CommBank Regional Unity Medal at the 2021 Premier’s Harmony Dinner on March 13.
This annual event is a celebration of the diverse cultures, languages and religions of all citizens in NSW. A highlight of the evening is the awarding of the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals that recognise outstanding achievements.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said all the award winners had made significant contributions to the community, especially over the last year through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I congratulate all of tonight’s medal recipients for their outstanding service and dedication,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I especially want to recognise the sacrifices you have made over the past year and thank you for the support you have provided to vulnerable members of our community.”
NSS CEO Sharon Daishe said, “Miza’s humility and servanthood speaks so much to the way that she has worked with multicultural families and communities over these past 26 years.
“I know that everyone across our multicultural communities in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie will join me in acknowledging and celebrating the hard work, compassion, resilience, and tireless advocacy that Miza and the NSS Families Team show every day.”