Two outstanding community members set to enter the City of Cessnock Hall of Fame

The City of Cessnock Hall of Fame will have two new members in 2017 following a decision by Cessnock City Council.
The City of Cessnock Hall of Fame will have two new members in 2017 following a decision by Cessnock City Council.  

Cessnock City Council supported the nominations of Mr Amos Ambrose Fogg and Mr Noel "Bill" Hicks who will join the esteemed families and individuals recognised  and celebrated inthe City’s Hall of Fame.  

Cessnock Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he looks forward to celebrating the contribution of these community members at the official induction ceremony.  

“It is a great honour to be inducted into the City of Cessnock Hall of Fame and these two men are certainly deserving recipients of such accolades,” Cr Pynsent said.

Mr Amos Ambrose Fogg will be posthumously inducted for his vision for the need for public transport within the Cessnock Coalfields and Hunter Valley in 1922.

Mr Fogg was considered Australia’s most successful private bus owner and operator from 1922 to his sudden passing in 1954.  

Mr Noel "Bill" Hicks will be inducted for his commitment to conservation, and in particular his development of the innovation of ‘long stem planting’, a planting technique that has greatly improved the success of environmental restoration projects.  

Mr Hicks was also an Electrical Engineer throughout his working life and was a member of the NSW University Electrical Engineering Faculty Course Committee, the NSW Government Technical Educational Advisory Panel and served as a member of the Australian Government Commonwealth University Scholarship Board.  

To find out more about the City of Cessnock Hall of Fame visit http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/events-ceremonies/halloffame.