Shire of Denmark recognised for connecting the community

Published on Friday, 20 November 2020 at 1:31:32 PM

On November 5 2020, LG Professionals WA celebrated and honoured local governments and local government officers, who have gone above and beyond achieving outstanding outcomes for their local community.

The Shire of Denmark was recognised with the Connected Communities Award for creating the Connected Community program which utilised Zoom to create a dedicated Denmark Community channel during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Participants could choose from a range of activities.

The objective was to empower and inspire community members to create a united community response to the pandemic. The online platform was used to re-establish and maintain social connections and reduce isolation.

The Annual Honour Awards ceremony provided an opportunity to reflect on what has been a tumultuous year that has brought anguish, despair and uncertainty across the local government sector.
LG Professionals WA expressed their pride in how the local government sector responded to the global pandemic and managed to achieve such fantastic outcomes for their local communities.

The Shire of Denmark was also a runner up finalist in the Partnership and Collaboration category for its Lighthouse ‘Train the Trainer’ program. The program provided facilitators training to four community members with a disability providing new career and employment opportunities in the Disability Advocacy field.

Shire of Denmark Acting CEO, David Schober said,

“Our Community Services team has worked very hard on both projects to achieve positive outcomes for the community. To receive state recognition for our efforts is a fantastic achievement.”

The LG Professionals WA Awards are open to 138 local government across WA.

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