Shire chief executive’s work award

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
WALGA president Lynn Craigie presents Manjimup chief executive Andrew Campbell with his Distinguished Officer Award.
Camera IconWALGA president Lynn Craigie presents Manjimup chief executive Andrew Campbell with his Distinguished Officer Award. Credit: MCB Photographics

Manjimup shire chief executive officer Andrew Campbell has been recognised for his contribution to local government with a Western Australian Local Government Association award.

Mr Campbell received the Distinguished Officer Award at the Local Government Convention in Perth on August 7.

The award is presented for outstanding contribution to the local government sector by leading by example, sustainable performance, highlighting best practice operations for the sector and professional and personal achievements in the advancement of the sector.

Mr Campbell took on the Manjimup shire chief executive role in 2014 and since then has provided leadership through the 2015 O’Sullivan Bushfire and the shire receiving $35 million for the Manjimup Town Centre Revitalisation Project.

“Whilst I am honoured to receive such an award, this would just not be possible without strong working relationships with the council, the dedication of my employees and the support of my family,” he said.

“To be able to deliver a built environment like we have been able to achieve in all of our towns is very satisfying.

“It is not often a CEO would be provided an opportunity to transform a CBD on the scale like we have in Manjimup and I am very proud of our team that has delivered an outstanding outcome that has, and will continue to, provide a point of difference that attracts investment.”

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said Mr Campbell was a worthy recipient of the award, having given 26 years to the shire.

“Andrew’s management style is consistent and straight forward,” Cr Omodei said.

“He constantly strives to facilitate the best in everything and everyone around him, for and on behalf of the organisation and its communities.”

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