Councillor Bob Hall has given 14 years of service to the greater Geraldton Community as a councillor has been recognised with the Western Australia Local Government Association (WALGA) Long and Loyal Service Award during Local Government Week activities in Perth this week.
Cr Hall has been a Councillor in the Geraldton region since 2001, serving on the City of Geraldton Council, the City of Geraldton-Greenough Council and more recently the City of Greater Geraldton Council.
During this time Cr hall has been on array of Committees, most notably the Roadwise Committee where as a police officer in the local community has was able to provide the committee with a different perspective due to his experience and local knowledge.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said although Cr Hall is now retired his continued work has led to the success of the Roadwise Committee.
“Although Bob retired from the police force in 2014 he has remained on the Roadwise Committee with many of his peers attributing the success of the Committee to Bob’s hard work and ability to provide his valuable opinion based on his years of experience when needed.
Cr Hall has also served on the QEII Senior Centre Advisory Committee and the Australia Day Committee which has seen this event grow in size to a point where it now attracts thousands of people to the foreshore.
“Bob has always been a strong advocate for our community and as Chair of the Australia Day Committee his dedication has seen this event has develop into a massive celebration on our Foreshore that was attended by more than 11,000 people last year,” said Mayor Carpenter.
“Even though Bob is very busy he always finds time to volunteer within the community either as an MC for various events throughout the year, drawing prizes or just helping out where it’s needed.
“I’d like to congratulate Bob for being an exceptional role model for our community, especially the Committees on which he works,” he added.
“His extensive knowledge, moral and ethical way of making decisions has made him a highly respected member of Council and a deserving recipient of the Long and Loyal Service Award.