Diploma well deserved
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.