City of Nedlands employees recognised for 2018 achievements

City of Nedlands ranger Daniel Sharples, left, environmental health officer Lauren Brayford and apprentice mechanic Daniel Blackwell.
City of Nedlands ranger Daniel Sharples, left, environmental health officer Lauren Brayford and apprentice mechanic Daniel Blackwell.

SEVERAL City of Nedlands employees have been recognised for their accomplishments in 2018.

Environmental Health Officer Lauren Brayford was acknowledged at this year’s annual Environmental Health Australia conference with the Gold Medal Award for Academic Excellence.

The award was given to the student who displayed the highest mark out of their class while studying an accredited WA-based environmental health course.

After graduating from Curtin University in December 2017 and receiving a distinction, Ms Brayford started work at the City of Nedlands in April 2018.

In November, Apprentice Mechanic Daniel Blackwell was named runner-up at the South Metropolitan TAFE Apprentice of the Year Awards in the category of light vehicle mechanical technology (Certificate III).

The awards were based on test results, technical knowledge, team work, leadership qualities and reliability during the time he spends at TAFE while completing his apprenticeship through the City of Nedlands.

Earlier in 2018, Daniel Sharples was also named WA Ranger of the Year.

Presented by the WA Rangers Association, the award recognises deeds and achievements over and above the call of duty.

Acting chief executive Peter Mickleson said the various achievements demonstrated the pinnacle of excellence and innovation at the City of Nedlands.

“Lauren and both Daniels all have an excellent work ethic which reflects the kind of professionalism that makes the City of Nedlands proud,” he said.