SHELLEY resident Marion Fulker chose Perth as her home when she was in her early 20s, raised her family and worked hard to contribute to the city.
Her efforts were recognised recently when she was named a finalist in the 2017 Western Australian of the Year Awards.
The awards recognise a diverse range of talented West Australians who demonstrate excellence in their field and make a positive contribution to the community.
Nominated in the business category, Mrs Fulker is one of 27 finalists across seven categories, including Aboriginal, arts and culture, business, community, professions, sport and youth.
She was selected for her work as inaugural chief executive of business think tank Committee for Perth.
Under her leadership, the committee promotes and enables change to improve cultural diversity, economic prosperity, sustainability and amenities.
“I’m thrilled to have been nominated. I’m someone who has chosen Perth as my home,” she said.
Mrs Fulker is an adjunct research fellow at the University of Western Australia.
In 2016, she was named the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the For Purpose and Social Enterprise category.
The overall Western Australian of the Year will be announced on Friday, June 2.