FROM popular authors to doctors, athletes and actors, the region's Australia Day ambassadors for 2020 have been announced.
Australian beach expert Brad Farmer will be returning to Wagga to kick start the city's Australia Day celebrations as its ambassador.
It was about a month ago when Mr Farmer put Wagga on the map for one of the top Australian beach destinations of 2020.
Known for his work as a Paralympian, Matthew Levy will join the festivities in Narrandera. Mr Levy, who was born 15 weeks premature, has cerebral palsy and is vision impaired, represented Australia in swimming at the past three Paralympic games.
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Popular Australian writer Valerie Parv, who is an author of 90 romance books in 29 languages, will have tales to share at the Junee Australia Day celebrations.
Murrumbidgee Council is looking forward to hosting Warren Potent, who is considered the country's most successful rifle shooter after ranking number one in the world six times in his career.
Taking on the Greater Hume Shire Council's ambassadorial role is American-born Bob Turner, who will inspire the Australia Day crowds of Culcairn with his highly successful career in Australian sport not only as a player, but a coach, marketer, manager, motivator and owner as well.
Artist and curator Yiani Johns is one of the two ambassadors for Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council. Mr Johns, whose work has exhibited his work across Australia, as well as New York Montreal, Paris and Beijing, will be representing the community of Gundagai.
Full-time doctor Benjamin Veness will be the ambassador for Cootamundra's festivities. Dr Veness is undertaking his specialist medical training in psychiatry while maintaining his involvement in public health initiatives and medical research.
Lockhart Shire Council will be represented by broadcaster, actor and auctioneer Mark Warren at The Rock swimming pool.
Household name Robina Beard, renowned for her role in the long-running Palmolive hand cream advertisement is one of the three ambassadors for Hilltops Council, heading to Boorowa to talk to residents while founder of Pepe Saya Butter Company Pierre Issa will be an ambassador for the community of Harden.
Completing the Riverina's list of 2020 Australian ambassadors is one of the country's top musical directors and conductors George Ellis, who will be going to Young.