Approaching Christmas with pace
The approach of Christmas has, as it has always done, brought with it a flurry of activity here at the City of Stirling, with the pace of work steadily increasing to deliver as much as we can before people break for the holidays.
I recently hosted Indigenous Elders and honoured guests for a lunch to celebrate the NAIDOC Week 2021 award winners, just ahead of the main event in Mirrabooka on 18 November. Congratulations to Female Elder of the Year Ms Sonja Khan and Male Elder of the Year Mr Eric Spratt, as well as all the other worthy recipients.
We have also continued to be recognised with awards, being named both the 2021 Innovative Management Initiative Award winner and the 2021 Excellence in Service Delivery Award winner for the delivery of our Relationship Management System (RMS) combined with a Customer Engagement Strategy during the Local Government Professionals WA annual conference.
Before we reach Christmas though, there are several important causes the City is recognising, including Pride Month and 16 Days in WA, the State Government's campaign to end family and domestic violence.
We have committed across many of our plans and strategic documents to creating a safe, inclusive, respectful, and diverse society, and we are proud to stand with our LGBTQIA+ community, as well as with women and children who need our support.
The Stirling Women's Centre is again running its Christmas Appeal and accepting donations of wrapping paper, gift bags and gift boxes until Wednesday 15 December 2021. Read the flyer to find out how you can participate.
Finally, delays to the Mindarie Regional Council's 2020/21 figures have had a knock-on delay to the publication of the City of Stirling 2020/21 Annual Report. As such, Council has had no choice but to resolve to delay the Electors' General Meeting (EGM) until early 2022. The new EGM date will be advertised in due course.
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