Published: Thursday, 16 August 2018 at 3:29:26 PM

At the recent WA Local Government Association Conference held in Perth, Shire President, Lyn Baker was awarded the 2018 Eminent Service Award, for her outstanding contribution to Local Government. 

Fellow elected members at the Shire of Corrigin nominated Lyn for her commitment and valuable contribution to the local government industry.

"Lyn has worked tirelessly to advance the interests of the local community, as well as bring benefits to the neighbouring shires and wider region".

Lynette Baker was elected to the Shire of Corrigin in 2003 and has been Shire President for over eight years. 

Cr Baker has dedicated herself to the improvement of services and facilities in the Corrigin region since her election to Council and is an active member of many community and regional groups.

She has been determined to see an improvement to the quality of regional roads, and one of her most significant contributions to the community has been her role as a Chairperson of the Wheatbelt South Sub Regional Road Group, where her comprehensive knowledge of the region’s extensive road networks has been critical to long term funding allocations. 

Cr Baker is a Director of the Rural Health West Board – Eastern Wheatbelt Primary Care Project, which works with regional Shires to address the constant challenge of recruiting and retaining doctors in the region. She is highly regarded in the Corrigin community for her valued contribution to health care services and represents Council on the Wheatbelt South Aged Housing Alliance, and the Corrigin Senior Citizens Committee and Community Development Fund.

She has represented the Shire of Corrigin on the WA Local Government Association’s Central Country Zone, and the Roe Regional Organisation of Councils. 

Throughout her 15 years of service to the community, Cr Baker has been proactive in undertaking extensive Elected Member training and is respected by her fellow Councillors for her fair and professional leadership skills.

I think you will agree our Shire President, Lyn Baker is certainly a deserving recipient of the Eminent Service Award.

Congratulations Cr Lyn Baker

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