Coun­cil­lor recog­nised for years of ser­vice

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.”

Picture: MCB Pho­to­graph­ics

WALGA pres­i­dent Lynne Craigie presents Shire of Ash­bur­ton coun­cil­lor Lor­raine Thomas with her award.

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