Australia Day honours; local roads; heat island; regional arts | ALGA News – 31 January 2020

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President's column

I want to begin by congratulating two former ALGA Board members for their recognition in the 2020 Australia Day honours. Rae Kingsbury (Perry) AM, who in 2004 became the first woman to serve as President of the Australian Local Government Association, was named a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the+

2020 Australia Day honours for local government sector

Outstanding people from across the local government sector have been recognised in the annual Australia Day honours list for service to their communities. In particular, ALGA President David O’Loughlin congratulated two former ALGA Board members for their achievements. Rae Kingsbury (Perry) AM, who in 2004 became the first woman to serve as President of the+

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