Long-ser­vice recog­ni­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

North­ern Grampians Shire coun­cil­lor Kevin Er­win has won recog­ni­tion for 15 years of ser­vice to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Cr Er­win re­ceived a 15-year Vic­to­rian Coun­cil­lor Ser­vice Award at Mu­nic­i­pal As­so­ci­a­tion of Vic­to­ria’s an­nual con­fer­ence din­ner.

The award recog­nises the con­tri­bu­tion of all coun­cil­lors and con­tin­ues the tra­di­tion of con­fer­ring awards for long-serv­ing coun­cil­lors.

Cr Er­win was first elected to coun­cil on March 14, 2003.

The as­so­ci­a­tion has six award cat­e­gories, for 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years’ ser­vice, along with the mayor emer­i­tus award, which recog­nises coun­cil­lors who have served three full terms or more as mayor.

Cr Er­win col­lected a mayor emer­i­tus award, hav­ing served may­oral terms in 2005-06, 2008-09 and 2009-10. Cr Er­win said 15 years had passed quickly.

“I’ve al­ways been in­volved in do­ing some­thing for the com­mu­nity and this is just an ex­ten­sion of that,” he said.

“It’s re­ally re­ward­ing and sat­is­fy­ing when you achieve some­thing for the com­mu­nity, and that’s what keeps me go­ing.”

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