500 years of service to the community recognised

10 December 2015

More than 500 years worth of service to the Queanbeyan community has been recognised at Queanbeyan City Council’s annual Years of Service Ceremony at The Q.

The 27 employees recognised at the ceremony cover almost all aspects of the organisation, with levels of service ranging from 10 years to 40 years.

“The 2015 Years of Service Ceremony is one of the largest in recent memory and the first time I can recall celebrating two employees who have been with Council for 35 and 40 years respectively,” Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

“I congratulate all 27 employees on receiving their Years of Service award and thank them for their dedication and contribution to Council and the Queanbeyan community during their service.

“Many of the recipients are heavily involved in the Queanbeyan community outside Council as volunteers.”

Staff members who have given 10 years of continual service or more to Queanbeyan City Council are recognised in five-year increments at a ceremony in December each year.

“I have only been at Queanbeyan City Council for around five months, but already I have seen an extraordinary amount of dedication and commitment from the staff,” Council’s General Manager, Mr Peter Tegart said.

“Local government is a very rewarding sector to work in, our employees are the closest level of government to the community and every day we interact closely with residents regarding a range of services.”

Staff members recognised in 2015 provide a range of services to the Queanbeyan community, including: water and sewerage services, library services, finance, pool attendant, Family Day Care, cemeteries, town planning, project engineer and many more.

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Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall and General Manager Mr Peter Tegart with Queanbeyan City Council's Years of Service Award recipients.