CITY of Kwinana Councillor Dennis Wood has been recognised for loyalty and outstanding long service to his local community at the 2018 WA Local Government Convention.
Cr Wood was among 21 local government elected members and officers who received an award for contributing to the sector and local communities.
Cr Wood was first elected into office in 2003, a year after he was awarded the title Kwinana Citizen of the Year. In 2005 he was elected as deputy mayor, a position he held until 2010. Cr Wood is still active in 10 council committees.
“I’m delighted that Councillor Wood has been recognised for his many years of service to the City,” Mayor Carol Adams said.
“He has been involved in many great initiatives that have really put Kwinana on the map – from helping to establish the first dog park in the City to being part of the City’s Looking Forward campaign, which successfully promoted Kwinana as a great place to live, work and invest.”
As well as his service to local council, Councillor Wood has a long history of volunteering for local groups, including Rotary, volunteer bush fire brigades and his district cricket club. He also served with the Australian Army for five years and was president of the Kwinana RSL from 2000 to 2003.
Some other career highlights include Skill Share naming their building the Dennis C Wood Administration Building in recognition of the 10 years of his time dedicated to the organisation prior to his election in 2003.
“The City of Kwinana is very fortunate to have had Councillor Wood serving for over 15 years as a dedicated and reliable elected representative,” Mayor Adams said.
“He is a strong advocate for Kwinana and has dedicated most of his life to the advancement of the City in which he lives.”