High­est hon­our for Hen­der­son

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A RARE blank space on Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son’s of­fice wall is re­served to hang one of the great­est hon­ours of her 23 years on coun­cil: the WA Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (WALGA) Life Mem­ber­ship Award.

Mrs Hen­der­son was pre­sented with WALGA’s high­est in­di­vid­ual hon­our on Au­gust 7 for her out­stand­ing ser­vice to the Su­bi­aco com­mu­nity and lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

“I am re­ally quite hum­bled by it, be­cause they don’t give it lightly,” she said.

“Sur­round­ing my­self with re­ally won­der­ful peo­ple, both in terms of the elected mem­bers and ad­min­is­tra­tion I have been priv­i­leged to work with, that is the way to achieve great things.”

WALGA pres­i­dent Lynne Craigie said Mrs Hen­der­son was renowned for her tire­less com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing eq­uity and ac­cess in the com­mu­nity.

City of Su­bi­aco coun­cil­lors Ju­dith Gedero and Mur­ray Rowe re­ceived WALGA merit awards for their distin­guished ser­vice.

Cr Gedero said she had loved ev­ery mo­ment of her 12 years on coun­cil.

“Ev­ery meet­ing stands out in my mem­ory and I am al­ways pleased when I can do some­thing for the peo­ple,” she said.

Cr Rowe said that although the award was a good op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on his decade-long jour­ney as a coun­cil­lor, there were still a lot of chal­lenges ahead. “I would like to see us lead from the front and do more for busi­ness in Su­bi­aco,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d442118

Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son with coun­cil­lors Mur­ray Rowe and Ju­dith Gedero.

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