G-Force shows appreciation of City employment

City CEO Ken Diehm is presented with a certificate of appreciation from G-Force Executive Officer, Tony Cooper, along with (from left) City staff - Manager, Corporate Services, Jeff Graham, Acting Sanitation Supervisor, Dave Meneguzzo, Acting Parks Manager, Graham Smith; and Director Community Infrastructure, Neil Arbuthnot.

City CEO Ken Diehm is presented with a certificate of appreciation from G-Force Executive Officer, Tony Cooper, along with (from left) City staff - Manager, Corporate Services, Jeff Graham, Acting Sanitation Supervisor, Dave Meneguzzo, Acting Parks Manager, Graham Smith; and Director Community Infrastructure, Neil Arbuthnot.

The City of Greater Geraldton was recently presented with a framed certificate of appreciation from service contractor, G-Force, in recognition of the City’s continued support in employing G-Force workers with a disability. 

Presenting City CEO Ken Diehm with the certificate, G-Force Executive Officer, Tony Cooper, said it was organisations like the City that has allowed the not-for-profit company to be successful. 

“Without the likes of the CGG assisting us with this, we would not be where we are today,” he said. 

“For a number of years now, the City has used G-Force to provide staff to assist with the street sweeping of Marine Terrace and Foreshore Drive under the guidance of Parks Manager Kim Trotter and Sanitation Supervisor, Stuart Gilchrist.” 

G-Force recently won the Goodness Festival 2014 Best Social Enterprise in Geraldton Award. 

“This was a great outcome as we continue to strive with our mission of employing people with disabilities within the community, on full rates of pay,” Mr Cooper said. 

“G-Force does not receive any form of government funding and we have to source our own contracts. 

“We are able to offer services in all aspects of garden care and clean up, commercial cleaning, window cleaning and document and paper shredding.” 

Mr Diehm said he is pleased the City is able to support G-Force.

“The City recognises the value of this work and the social investment in getting people back into the workforce,” he said. 

G-Force can be contacted on 9964 3525 or www.gforcecontracting.com