Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 - City of Cockburn
CITY of Cockburn Councillor Ian Whitfield has been awarded a Local Government Merit Award at the annual WA Local Government Association convention.

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said Cr Whitfield was nominated for the significant contribution he had made to the community and was a deserving recipient.

He was elected as a councillor at in December 2000 and successfully stood for re?election for two consecutive terms.

His current term is due to expire in October this year and, after 10 years of service, will be retiring.

Cr Whitfield has been a school teacher for more than 27 years and was promoted to deputy principal at Coogee Primary School in 2009.

While teaching at Coogee Primary, Cr Whitfield encouraged better development of the bond between fathers and sons and introduced the Father/Son Bonfire Evening, now an annual event.

“Cr Whitfield is an active and highly participatory elected member who is very well-respected and liked by his council colleagues, constituents and Cockburn community at large,” Mayor Howlett said.

“His involvement in City of Cockburn and community-led projects covers a wide spectrum including education, youth engagement, conservation, environmental management and local history.”

Cockburn Councillor Ian Whitfield.

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The City of Cockburn celebrated its 30th birthday in 2009 and is regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 85,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
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