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CR LOUIS GEIER — WINNER OF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS (WALGA) EMINENT SERVICE AWARD

Posted on: Monday, 14 August 2017 at 11:08:36 AM

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 First elected in 1984 and served as the North Ward Councillor until 1993 (10 years). Re-elected in 1994 as the Town Ward Councillor until wards were abolished and has served as a councillor to this day, a total of 32 years, making Louis the third longest serving Councillor for the Council, only behind C.A. Perrin 34 years and C.J. Della Bosca 33 years respectively.

Elected as Deputy President in 2000 and served until 2003 where he was elected as president in 2003, a seat in which he presided until 2015.

 Passionate about his community, Louis is a highly-regarded community leader who is passionate and unwavering in his advocacy for the following projects:

  • Realignment of Great Eastern Highway within the Carrabin Townsite and upgrades from Walgoolan to Southern Cross;
  • Negotiated the release of townsite land through Landcorp’s Townsite Development Program and the clearance of Native Title over unallocated crown land in the Westonia Townsite;
  • Negotiations with Mining Executives during the implementation of gold mining operations in Westonia;
  • Continue advocacy to pursue new rail platform at Carrabin Siding and enhance mobile phone coverage within the Westonia Shire;
  • Also more recently, he has represented Westonia on the Central East Aged Care Alliance (CEACA) since its inception which was aimed at improving aged care facilities and resources for Westonia and the Central Eastern Wheatbelt. This group was recently awarded funding in the vicinity of $20 million of Royalties for Regions for stage 1 of the project.

But most importantly, Cr Geier was at the helm as President during Westonia’s most difficult period being the impending amalgamation process with the Yilgarn Shire. His strength and stability was paramount in steering the Council and Community during this period and forward with strength.

 

All of the above made him a perfect candidate for the award and we congratulate him on his well deserved recognition.

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