CITY of Stirling chief executive Stuart Jardine has been awarded a Public Service Medal to recognise his commitment to the local government sector in this year’s Australia Day honours list.
Mr Jardine’s 20-year career in local government began at the City of Gosnells in 1997 as strategic planning director. He was promoted to chief executive in 2001. Mr Jardine continued his passion for local government community service with his appointment as chief executive at the City of Stirling in 2007.
Mr Jardine said he was “chuffed” to receive the award.
“It is an absolute honour to be recognised for my service to the Local Government Sector, a sector which I love and appreciate,” he said.
“The work that local government does for the community is often under-rated. It’s a very grassroots role and I’m very proud to be a part of that.”
Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano said Mr Jardine provided outstanding service to the communities he had served and worked tirelessly for the best results for the community.
“It’s a first for the City too as this is the first time a City of Stirling representative has been awarded this honour, so we are very proud of him,” he said.