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Somerset Council Volunteers Recognised for Long Service

FIVE long standing Somerset Regional Council volunteers have been recognised for their long service.

The Visitor Information Centre volunteers were aptly recognised a day after International Volunteer Day at Somerset Regional Council’s meeting on Wednesday, 6 December.

Volunteers Christine Aitken, Alan Hayward and Leah Hayward were each recognised for 15 years service at the Esk Visitor Information Centre.

Volunteers Sue White and Heather Schiefelbein were each recognised for 10 years service at the Fernvale Visitor Information Centre.

The volunteers are proud tourism ambassadors and have been integral to the promotion of Somerset as a tourism destination.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann congratulated the volunteers for their commitment and effort over the years.

“Council values the commitment and effort of all our volunteers. They do a fantastic job and we wanted to recognise the efforts of these long serving volunteers who give so much,” Cr Lehmann said. 

Council has over 70 volunteers who assist across the organisation including at visitor information centres, an art gallery, libraries and community connection points.

“These facilities rely heavily on the assistance given by our volunteers and Council is very appreciative of the help provided by the team and the dedication of these volunteers,” Cr Lehmann said.  

Long standing Somerset Regional Council volunteers (left to right) Heather Schiefelbein, Sue White, Christine Aitken, Alan Hayward and Leah Hayward were congratulated for their long service by Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann (third from right).