Top citizens honoured
Commodore, deputy mayor, chief executive and long-term resident John Lally can now add another feather to his cap, having been named the City of Karratha’s citizen of the year at yesterday’s Australia Day Awards ceremony.
Mr Lally was one of six individuals and organisations commended for their efforts in making their homes a better place to live.
In Exmouth, SES stalwart Russel Levien received top honours for his work in emergency services and contribution to sports clubs and the Exmouth pipe band.
Mr Levien was commended for his role in helping Ex- mouth through some of its most difficult times.
Shire of Exmouth president Turk Shales said the chosen individuals were worthy recipients.
“It is a pleasure to be able to recognise and thank those people who invest so much of their time and effort to ensure that we continue to enjoy the Exmouth quality of life,” he said.
Shire of Ashburton president Kerry White said it was good to see people coming together to spend the day with mates around the barbecue.
Stephanie Viljoen, Bethwyn Boatwright, Anna McCabe and Amanda Meyers were given the nod for the active citizen award in their respective towns in Ashburton.
SES stalwart Russel Levien received top honours for his work in emergency services and the community.