Known for working tirelessly to unite people and advocating for the vulnerable in her community, nurse and midwife Penny Wilson has been named Wodonga's Citizen of the Year.
Passionate about refugee health Ms Wilson said she was "quite taken back" by the recognition.
"Supporting refugee communities to understand our health system and to get them the best possible health care is so important," she said.
"As a casual midwife in Wodonga I see a lot of refugee and migrant women coming through to have their babies and sometimes it is about working with translators to ensure they fully understand what care they are receiving."
Ms Wilson was pivotal in setting up programs such as a chronic pain clinic, a hydrotherapy program and a culture club where cultural diversity is celebrated once a month in town.
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She was also involved in connecting refugee women to undergo breast screening for cancer in Albury.
Two young people who enjoy volunteering couldn't be separated in the annual awards and have been named joint winners of the Young Citizen of the Year award.
Bhakta Bhattarai and Grace King, 24 and 18 years old respectively, both said volunteering makes them feel "closer" to their community.
"My life here in Australia and Wodonga is completely different to the tough times we faced in the Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal," Mr Bhattarai said.
"So it is very important to me to celebrate our culture and bring all different cultures together in Albury-Wodonga."
Mr Bhattarai organises community events that "foster social cohesion and bring together people from diverse cultural backgrounds".
He is involved in organising events for the non-profit organisation, Albury Wodonga Multicultural Community Events.
For Miss King, volunteering is her hobby.
"I just really enjoy helping out at Vinnies and different places and I think it is important for young people to get out there and talk to people," she said.
As well as volunteering as a retail assistant at the Salvation Army Op Shop she has also volunteered at multiple community events including the Wodonga Children's Fair.
A group of more than 60 volunteers who run a free repair service have been named Community Organisation of the Year.
Repair Cafe Albury Wodonga provide a free service to help fix household items brought in by the public and since opening in November 2015, the cafe has fixed 2320 household items and diverted 3495 kilograms from landfill.