Annette Lamb is the first Aboriginal woman to be named the 2022 Campbelltown Local Woman of the Year.

Congratulating the Bradbury resident on the award, Campbelltown State MP Greg Warren said that her contribution to the Campbelltown community – particularly the local Aboriginal community – had made an enormous difference to many over the years.

“Annette isn’t driven by awards or accolades, her reward is knowing she made a positive difference to the lives of others,” Mr Warren said.The annual accolade is an opportunity to recognise the selflessness and incredible contributions of women in Campbelltown.Previous winners include WILMA Women’s Health Centre manager, Michelle Mays, Campbelltown Thunder Netball Club founded, Monique Keogh and local identity, Margaret Shafer.Ms Lamb said she was humbled to receive the award.“It is an honour to be named the Campbelltown Local Woman of the Year 2022 – and it is very special to be the first Aboriginal woman to be name Campbelltown Local Woman of the Year,” she said.“We are proudly a multicultural mix in Campbelltown; our Aboriginal community is one of the largest nationally and come from many lands, whilst our international community brings a special mix and exciting flavour.”
Mr Warren praised Ms Lamb for dedicating countless hours to helping others through her various positions on the Local Government Advisory Committee and Local Aboriginal Land Council.

“Annette was also the Aboriginal representative on the 2020 Campbelltown Bicentennial committee,” he said.
“Hundreds of local people have also found employment thanks to Annette – something the individuals and their families are extremely grateful for.“On behalf of the community of Campbelltown, congratulations Annette on an award that is extremely well deserved.”Responding in her typically low-key way, Annette Lamb said, “I love my home and the people of Campbelltown.”

There are seven award categories in the 2022 program, including the Premier’s Award for NSW Woman of the Year which is selected from the winners of all the categories.

Winners will be announced on 9 March, at the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards at the International Convention Centre Sydney and livestreamed online.