City wins State title

Published on Thursday 20 April, 2017

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Six City of Gosnells officers have won the Western Australian heat of the Australasian Local Government Management Challenge and will compete for the national title in Hobart next month.

The challenge is part of a leadership development program, providing real life problem solving experiences for local government officers.

City of Gosnells Deputy Mayor Julie Brown congratulated the staff involved in the program, including team leader Chris Hidding, Maxine McInnes, Shelby Burns, Jamie Nicholls, Magdalene Lannary and Elizabeth Reid, along with team mentor Kylie McKeith.

“The development of our staff is critical in providing excellent local government services to our community,” Cr Brown said.

“The skills and knowledge gained by these six staff during the Australasian Management Challenge will be directly applied to their work in the City. The development of skills relevant to their roles will produce tangible results.”

The City of Gosnells team, known as the CoG Machine, were credited by challenge assessors for displaying an excellent work ethic, creativity and innovation. They were also commended for the impressive way in which they worked together, split tasks among team members, met deadlines and presented as a group.