September Local Hero Awards
Two residents have been acknowledged for their tireless dedication to their community and in environment in the September round of the City of Kalamunda’s Local Hero Awards.
The monthly Local Hero Award is a celebration of the people within our community who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to help and protect our community. There are three categories up for nomination: Local Hero of the Month, Senior Community Member and Young Local Hero. Winners are picked monthly and winners are awarded with a $50 gift voucher as a small token of appreciation.
Heidi Pember was awarded the Senior Community Local Hero in recognition for her tireless work in preserving and maintaining the beauty of Woodlupine Brook. Heidi works together with the City of Kalamunda a as a member of the local group formed to tackle erosion and enhance Woodlupine Brook. Heidi has also been responsible for organising the annual Clean Up Australia Day event at Woodlupine Brook which has been running for many years.
Valerie Allan has been recognised for her many years of service as a volunteer in the Kalamunda community. Valerie has served in the Kalamunda State Emergency Services as a rescue member and leader for seven (7) years and has been a volunteer with the Kalamunda Volunteer & Fire Rescue Service for the past 12 months. Valerie also works with autistic volunteers in the community to build their self-confidence.
Mayor John Giardina said “As part of the Kalamunda Connected – Creating Active Citizen’s Plan, the goal of the City is to continue to celebrate the achievements of the amazing volunteers we have in the community”.
“Both Heidi and Valerie have demonstrated over many years their dedication to their community. Whether it is preserving the natural environment of the Woodlupine Brook, coordinating rescue operations or striving for inclusion, their actions directly contribute to creating a happier and safer connected community”.
“Please join me in congratulating their wonderful contribution and celebrate their successes”.
Local Hero’s run monthly with nominations accepted throughout the year. Community members are invited to nominate online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/local-heros, or obtain a hard copy of the nomination form the City Administration Office or from your local Library.
The monthly awards will culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony, at which the Local Hero of the Year Awards will be presented.
Nominate your Local Hero today.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.