Augusta-Margaret River chief snares top award

Augusta Margaret River Times
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River chief executive Gary Evershed.
Camera IconShire of Augusta-Margaret River chief executive Gary Evershed.

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River chief executive Gary Evershed took out the CEO leadership regional category at the Lighthouse Project Local Employment of People with Disability Awards last Saturday.

The awards are coordinated by Local Government Professionals Australia WA and the Disability Services Commission and recognise local governments that provide employment opportunities for people living with a disability.

Shire community development officer Katie Taylor nominated Mr Evershed and said in his nine years in the role, Mr Evershed had ensured all recruiting systems were flexible and committed to equal employment opportunities.

“Gary has a keen interest in access and inclusion, driving this passion down through the organisation, helping to create a culture of diversity and inclusion across the Shire,” she said.

“As well as walking the talk and championing internally, Gary encourages other local organisations to be inclusive employers.”

Mr Evershed thanked the community development team for the nomination and Shire staff for implementing the employment programs.

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