Diploma well de­served

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

TOWN of Vic­to­ria Park coun­cil­lor Brian Oliver has been recog­nised for his ef­forts in lo­cal gov­ern­ment, re­ceiv­ing the Pres­i­dent’s Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Diploma Schol­ar­ship.

The schol­ar­ship, val­ued at $10,000, is awarded to two lo­cal gov­ern­ment elected mem­bers each year, one from a metropoli­tan coun­cil and another cho­sen from a re­gional coun­cil.

West Aus­tralian Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (WALGA) pres­i­dent Lynne Craigie pre­sented the Jar­rah Ward coun­cil­lor the schol­ar­ship at the WALGA an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 5.

Coun­cil­lor Oliver said he was thrilled to re­ceive the award.

“The diploma is a na­tion­ally recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tion, and the diploma con­tent cov­ers ar­eas that di­rectly re­late to the roles and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of elected mem­bers and fo­cuses on the high level of ex­per- tise that is re­quired to ef­fec­tively gov­ern,” Cr Oliver said.

“The rea­son I ap­plied for it was to en­hance my skills as an elected mem­ber through de­ci­sion mak­ing, strate­gic plan­ning which is crit­i­cal to en­sur- ing we de­liver pos­i­tive out­comes for our com­mu­nity.”

The only other two coun­cil­lors from the Town of Vic­to­ria Park to re­ceive the schol­ar­ship were Adam Vi­laca and David Ash­ton.

WALGA pres­i­dent Lynne Craigie presents Town of Vic­to­ria Park coun­cil­lor Brian Oliver with a schol­ar­ship.

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