Former mayor among medals
COTTESLOE’s 2017 Australia Day award recipients comprised a former councillor, a lifesaver and a disability services group.
Citizen of the Year was former councillor Robert Rowell, who served on the council for more than 28 years, including three as mayor, before retiring in 2015.
“He put forward recommendations that introduced recycling of waste for residents, and was instrumental in redeveloping Napoleon Street into a one-way street to help local businesses attract shoppers, and he was also the instigator of securing the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition for Cottesloe,” Mayor Jo Dawkins said.
The youth Citizen of the Year was Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club patrol captain Eliza Jackson (18).
“In recognition of her contribution to the club, Eliza was recognised by Surf Life Saving WA as one of five finalists competing for the 2016 Lifesaver of the Year Award as part of their annual Awards of Excellence,” Mrs Dawkins said.
Gibney Street’s Lady Lawley Cottage, which supports children, young adults with disability and their parents, was the Community Group of the Year for its work since 1903.
Lyn Edmondson and niece Jana with Cottesloe Mayor Jo Dawkins and Matthew Pavlich.