Employee Annette Gallagher was given the highest honour at Council last week when she was presented with the Annual Maranoa Medal by Mayor Robert Loughnan.


Council’s CEO Julie Reitano and Mayor Robert Loughnan congratulate this year’s Maranoa Medal award recipient Annette Gallagher

The award recognises staff members who have made a significant difference in the workplace, their role and community. Mayor Robert Loughnan said it was a great opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of a staff member, especially someone who has made an outstanding contribution to Council and the community.

“Annette, who is our Coordinator – Community Care, was selected for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty. Having been with Council for 16 years Annette has continually shown great dedication to her role, resourcefulness and a strong community focus,” Cr Loughnan said. “She is well known by her colleagues and community members and is a valued Council staff member who contributes much of her personal time for the benefit of the community. I congratulate Annette and thank her for all that she has contributed to Council and the community we serve – she is a fantastic example of what we strive to achieve!”

During her time working at Council, Annette was a domiciliary nurse for 10 years, which included Home and Community Care (HACC) bus driving, coordinating volunteers for Meals on Wheels and assisting respite trips. In her current role, she oversees all of Council’s Community and Aged Care responsibilities for the region and Surat Childcare.

The employee awarded the Maranoa Medal is selected independently by the Maranoa Medal Selection Committee, in recognition of outstanding performance.  It is awarded once a year to a Council employee who displays excellence in customer service and also advocates Council’s policies and principles.

via Maranoa Regional Council