Cockburn ranger named best in WA

Ranger Kylie at a local kennel.
Ranger Kylie at a local kennel.

SHE is one of the City of Cockburn’s top community servants, and now ‘Ranger Kylie’ has been officially recognised for her work.

Ranger Kylie* was named WA Ranger of the Year for her tireless efforts to ensure the safety of the community, both people and animals alike.

Having worked on a number of initiatives during her four years with the City of Cockburn, including the implementation electronic message signs at local parks, Kylie said she felt honoured to be acknowledged for her efforts.

“The City of Cockburn provides me with the opportunity to be proactive and introduce new initiatives that positively impact our community,” she said.

“I am privileged to work for the City of Cockburn and with our awesome team. It really is a whole of team effort for a Ranger to be awarded this achievement.”

She is often accompanied by her adopted dog ‘Ranger Annie’, who helps children understand how to behave with dogs, read their body language and how to respond to potentially aggressive animals.

In his submission for the award, Cockburn Senior Ranger James Andrews said Kylie often went the extra mile.

“She is a highly self-motivated Ranger who is passionate about her role and improving both quality of service to the community but also outcomes in protecting the community,” he said.

*Ranger Kylie did not want her surname published for safety reasons.

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