The Esperance Shire have awarded an individual employee and team of employees with the Neville Mulgat Awards for 2018.
The Neville Mulgat Customer Service Awards recognise shire employees who display exceptional service and go beyond the call of their duties.
The award is named after Neville Mulgat who was employed by the shire for years, displaying extraordinary dedication.
Esperance Public Library officer Michelle Clarke won the individual award and the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre won the team award.
Shire chief executive officer Matthew Scott said Mrs Clarke was nominated for her inspiring work at the library while the Leisure Centre was recognised for their good service and professionalism.
“[Mrs Clarke] is enthusiastic, makes the library experience for young children positive and provides rich learning experiences to participants of Storytime,” he said.
“The Bay of Isles Leisure Centre staff were nominated for their friendliness and maintaining a great facility.”
Mr Scott said the shire received a significant number of nominations for staff by the public.
“These awards are a great way to recognise staff for their commitment and dedication to their work,” he said.
Mrs Clarke said it was an honour to receive the award, especially having it presented by Mr Mulgat.
“I feel it is however important to recognise that the library works as a team and without the support of every person, staff and volunteers, at the library, I wouldn’t be able to offer storytime in the way that I do or offer events or promote the books and resources we have,” she said.
“The award also recognises the parents, carers and children who attend Storytime and other library events such as the Mallee Swim Camp and our regular customers who make it such a pleasure to work at the library.”