Redland City Council’s General Manager Organisational Services Nick Clarke has been honoured by his Queensland local government peers for his outstanding contribution.
Better known in the community as the fund-raising pilot for Angel Flight and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nick has been made a Fellow of Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Queensland for his services to the organisation and the local government sector above and beyond the call of duty.
Local Government Managers Australia Queensland Chief Executive Officer Peta Irvine said Nick was well-regarded as an enthusiastic advocate in local government circles.
“He is an outstanding operator within Redland City Council as well as being a great champion of wider local government issues and interests. For more than 10 years he has given his time and experience far beyond his roles in Council and the Board of LGMA Queensland,” she said.
“This is why his efforts were recognised with a prestigious Fellowship at the LGMA Queensland annual meeting on September 4.”
As well as serving Queensland as LGMA QLD president and nationally as a LGMA Board director, Ms Irvine said Nick Clarke regularly represented the interests of local government officers in meetings with Ministers and other stakeholders.
“He has also played a big part in the development of local government policy and regulation and shares his expertise presenting sessions at a wide range of local government conferences and events,” she said.
“Nick is also being recognised for showcasing the sector in a positive light through his considerable fundraising work, including his recent charity flight around Queensland in his tiny Foxbat plane.“
Nick said “I am really honoured to receive this recognition. I have thoroughly enjoyed my work with LGMA and the wonderful people who work in and with the local government industry. I am very grateful to Redland City Council for its continuing support for my broader local government commitnments.”