Councillor recognised for years of service
A Shire of Ashburton councillor has been awarded for 21 years of dedicated service by the State’s peak local government industry body.
Shire councillor Lorraine Thomas was presented with a WA Local Government Association Long and Loyal Service Award at its annual convention in Perth, August 3-5, for her many years of contribution to the Shire.
Ms Thomas, who has been a resident for more than 30 years, was recognised for her work preserving the environment, heritage, history and promoting tourism in the area.
She was also recognised for contributing to committees and boards including the Pilbara Regional Council, Aboriginal Reference Committee and the Regional Road Group.
Also singled out for mention was her commitment to local indigenous communities, revitalising the Shire of Ashburton Business Directory and improving facilities, infrastructure and services in the Shire.
Shire president Kerry White said the council and wider community were grateful for Ms Thomas’ extensive work.
“Her dedication to the community is admirable and her achievements unrivalled,” she said.
“Her commitment to tourism, local business and infrastructure has seen the Shire transformed over the past 21 years.”
WALGA president Lynne Craigie presents Shire of Ashburton councillor Lorraine Thomas with her award.