Polglase receives service award
TWEED Mayor Warren Polglase has received a prestigious award for outstanding service to local government.
A special presentation took place in Sydney last week, and New South Wales Premier Kristina Ken- eally honoured Cr Polglase for 23 years of service to the Tweed and also
Murray Shire in the south-west region of the state.
Cr Polglase served as a councillor in the Murray Shire from 1980 to 1987 before his relocation to Tweed. He has been a Tweed Shire councillor from 1991 to 2005 and has been mayor once before from 2001 to 2005.
President of the Shires Association Councillor Bruce Miller commended Cr Polglase for his award.
“Service in local government, especially as mayor, is extremely rewarding but can also be very challenging,” Cr Miller said.
“I congratulate Warren for his enthusiasm and dedication to the community.”
Cr Polglase, who wasn't aware he was going to be rewarded until the actual cere- mony, was pleasantly surprised to receive the accolade.
“I did think it was a little unusual that my wife Karlene wanted to come to Sydney to the conference with me,” he said.
“What made it even stranger was that she insisted I wear a suit to this particular ceremony, but I'm certainly glad she did.”