Walgett's Amanda Cheal has been named the 2021 Barwon Local Woman of the Year.
Member for Barwon Roy Butler said Ms Cheal was a "champion of young people" and her passion for supporting the youth in Walgett and other towns within the Barwon electorate is what made her a worthy recipient.
"The love Amanda has for the youth of Walgett is life changing for many," Mr Butler said.
Ms Cheal has been a driving force behind the Walgett PCYC and guiding kids into pathways that lead to a better future.
Along with the team at PCYC, Ms Cheal's guidance had seen a decline in youth incidents being reported to police.
More recently Ms Cheal has been instrumental and has worked hard to ensure the PCYC in Walgett received funding to help move from a demountable building and into a purpose built facility.
"Amanda shows that individuals can make a large difference in communities and the lives of young people," Mr Butler said.
"During every visit I've made to the PCYC at Walgett I have seen first-hand young people who are comfortable and confident in the company of the adults around them, be it a didgeridoo making, aboriginal dance class or just chilling out."
"Amanda is a dynamo exhibiting dedication leadership. She is great example of the leadership demonstrated by women across Barwon."
The Barwon Local Woman of the Year Award is presented as part of the annual Women of the Year Awards.
These annual awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, communities and society.