EVER-popular former Kiewa-Tangambalanga councillor and deputy mayor Peter Croucher has been named Indigo citizen of the year – capping years of unstinting civic service.
Mr Croucher’s commitment to the twin communities of Kiewa and Tangambalanga – where he has lived for much of his life – was recognised by Indigo’s Australia Day awards committee as outstanding.
“Every community needs someone like Peter Croucher (and) everybody in the district knows and admires what Peter does,” the citation read.
“Peter gives his time to almost every aspect of our community life: sport, culture, education, the elderly, service clubs and fulfilling civic responsibilities.
“His involvement in and commitment to the towns of Kiewa and Tangambalanga add enormously to the quality of life of residents.”
Mr Croucher was an Indigo councillor for eight years, and served as deputy mayor.
He founded and co-edits the Kiewa River Gazette, is a member of the Kiewa Tangambalanga Lions Club, Tangambalanga Tennis Club, Kiewa Sandy Creek Football Club, bowling club, the Atauro Island friendship committee and past Junior Council coordinator.
He has played music for 42 debutante balls and was the secretary of the Kiewa District Tennis Association for 34 years.