Mayor Dennis Wellington and two City of Albany councillors recognised at awards ceremony

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City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington.
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Three elected members from the City of Albany have been recognised for their contribution to the local government sector at the WA Local Government awards.

Mayor Dennis Wellington was one of six recipients of WALGA’s Eminent Service Award at this month’s ceremony.

The eminent service award recognises valuable and committed members in local government.

Mr Wellington has served his community as an elected member for more than 20 years.

Councillors Robert Sutton and Ray Hammond were also recognised, each receiving the Long and Loyal Service Awards after 13 years as councillors.

Cr Hammond’s advocacy for the Albany Heart Safe Project, which led to the installation of over 100 life-saving defibrillators across the City, featured in his nomination.

Cr Sutton’s nomination included his commitment to road safety and his role in establishing a motorsport park in Albany.

Mr Wellington said it was an honour to be recognised by WALGA.

“Both Cr Sutton and Cr Hammond have been dedicated, passionate and committed across 13 years of serving as elected members,” he said.

“It was very special for us to be acknowledged together and it is truly a privilege to represent the Albany community.”

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