Canberra Citizen of the Year
Ms Alex Sloan is recognised for her service to the community of the ACT, through her commitment to telling the stories of Canberrans and giving them a voice during her 22 years with ABC Radio Canberra. Over that time she has supported artists, musicians and writers by exposing their work through Drive, Saturday Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Mornings, and Afternoons programs. She is well known for her warm and engaging interview style. With her background as a rural reporter she is also well regarded for bridging the gap between Canberra and the surrounding region.
Outside her role as a broadcaster Ms Sloan has also been a long-time supporter of a range of charities, supporting Hands Across Canberra and Project Independence through event coordination and MC roles. She was also the MC for Voices in the Forest and the ACT Australian of the Year Awards for many years.
She continues to contribute to the community through her role on the ACT Place Names Committee, the ACT Architect’s Board, the Churchill Fellowship Selection Committee and The Australia Institute’s Writer In Residence program. She also part of the judging panel for the International Design Competition which chose the winning design for the National Arboretum Canberra. Ms Sloan was also the recipient of the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects Clem Cummins Medal in 2012 which recognises contributions by non-architects and architects to architecture and the public interest.