Hi, I’m Councillor Tony Dib from the Arrabri Ward. During 2019 more than 500 people from more than 44 different nationalities made the Australian citizenship pledge in ceremonies held in Maroondah. I have the privilege to be involved in these ceremonies through the year which are an important final step that members of our community take to become an Australian citizen. It is always a pleasure to attend these ceremonies and witness people from so many different countries embrace Australia and Maroondah, as their new home. Having taken the oath myself many years ago it makes me so proud to see Maroondah continue to be such a supportive multicultural society one that celebrates the diversity of our community. For those who have never attended a Citizenship Ceremony I encourage you to come along to our next event on Australia Day, at Ringwood Lake Park. To find out more about becoming a citizen or an upcoming ceremony visit Council’s website.