Marcia McInerney has been announced as the 2022 Heathcote Local Woman of the Year.

Mrs McInerney was recognised today at the NSW Women of the Year Awards breakfast ceremony at the ICC Sydney in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Congratulations Mrs McInerney on this well deserved honour. She has had a profound impact on veterans and their families in the Heathcote community and I thank her for her significant contribution and effort.

Mrs McInerney was recognised as the 2022 Heathcote Local Woman of the Year for her incredible contribution over the past 15 years to the Engadine RSL Sub-Branch. She has selflessly volunteered an inordinate number of personal hours for veteran welfare and fundraiser activities.

Mrs McInerney’s support to veterans and their families is extensive. It includes assistance and companionship visits, transportation to medical appointments and Sub-Branch activities, communicating veteran welfare to the Sub-Branch, veterans widows assistance and assistance to families with veteran funeral arrangements. Marcia also works tirelessly with leading fundraising initiatives for the Anzac Day Appeal and Poppy Appeal.

“I was surprised and delighted to be nominated by the Engadine Sub-Branch. I enjoy the work I do for the Sub-Branch and I’m humbled to receive this prestigious award,” Mrs McInervey said.

The Local Woman of the Year Awards is an annual program which recognises and celebrates the support women give to their local communities across NSW. The Local Woman of the Year Awards are one way the NSW Government celebrates the achievements of women as part of International Women’s Day.

2022 Heathcote Woman of the Year Marcia McInerney with her husband Brian at the NSW Women of the Year Awards breakfast ceremony at the ICC Sydney.