Mandurah community stalwart Maureen Sullivan named Local Legend


Mayor Rhys Williams with Local Legend Maureen Sullivan and her award.
Mayor Rhys Williams with Local Legend Maureen Sullivan and her award.

FORMER Mandurah councillor Maureen Sullivan has been involved in many activities in Mandurah over the years.

Last night, she was presented with the second Local Legend Award from the City of Mandurah, introduced to recognise those who have made a positive and active contribution to the community.

Ms Sullivan has been a long standing community champion recognised for her outstanding efforts towards making Mandurah a better place, her dedication and outstanding community service in a range of areas including sport, community development and refuge services.

For many decades, she has been she has been heavily involved in making the community stronger and more connection.

Mr Sullivan held one of the first community development roles at the then shire and was instrumental in establishing Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

She is a life member of Mandurah Netball Association, working tirelessly to boost community netball and establishing Mandurah’s women’s refuge.

She is described as passionate, committed and hard working with a great sense of fairness and justice.

Mayor Rhys Williams said it was important to acknowledge extraordinary local people who had given so much of their personal and professional lives to help others.

“Maureen is also passionate about making our community stronger,’’ he said.

“From being a Mandurah Shire councillor and a strong female leader in the 1980s, to her efforts in fundraising for Mandurah’s first aquatic centre, her tireless efforts are truly inspiring.

“We are proud to have such talented people in our community and it is important that we celebrate our local legends’ dedication and achievements.”

The inaugural award was won by theatrical identity Carol Dhu.

To nominate a local legend, email details to mayor@mandurah.wa.gov.au.

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