News Release

Church Honours Five Women Councillors in the City of Mandurah


Mandurah City councillors with their awards: Caroline Knight, Jane Field, Mayor Marina Vergone, Lynn Rodgers and Shannon Lawson flanked by Church representatives Tamera Morris and Mackenzie Hita. Photo: Stanislaw Rogalski Photography.

Members of the Mandurah Stake Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently honoured women serving in their local council, highlighting the role of women in government. Church representatives presented the five female City of Mandurah councillors with an award for Industry and Exemplary Community Service as part of the 175th anniversary of the Women’s Relief Society.  

Tamera Morris, Relief Society President for the Mandurah congregation and Mackenzie Hita, Stake Relief Society President, Rockingham Stake met with Mandurah City Mayor, Marina Vergone and four other female city councillors on the 16th May 2017. The councillors were each presented with an Industry and Exemplary Community Service Award for their outstanding contribution to the local Mandurah community.

Being unable to attend the original Relief Society Anniversary evening because of heavy council commitments, they invited the Relief Society to come to them so that they could be presented with their awards at the Council offices. All the award recipients were thrilled at receiving the award as they do not often receive recognition for the work they do.

Local news coverage of the awards can be found here.

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