Tell us about quiet achievers

Last month Council recognised two locals who have worked quietly for many years and made significant contributions to our community. There are many more inspirational people just like them in our city and I want to acknowledge them however I can.

Bonnyrigg resident Andy Snook is a highly respected local animal lover who for many years has spent his free time looking for lost dogs and cats, scanning their microchips and caring for them until the owner is found. He is a true example of a quiet achiever who is focused on helping others.

Kay Whitfield retired last week from her work at St Johns Park Primary School after almost 33 years of outstanding service. Kay served generations of students and their families since she began at the school in September 1985 as an office assistant.

I want to recognise the quiet achievers who work tirelessly to give back to the community.

Do you know someone in our community that deserves to be recognised? This is about acknowledging ordinary people who step up for the benefit of others, with no expectation of recognition or reward.

We have almost 200,000 people living in our City, but what makes us a community is the individual stories. Tell us your story. Email


This week we celebrate NAIDOC Week and recognise the traditional custodians of the land we live on today. In Fairfield City, the traditional custodians are the Cabrogal of the Darug Nation. The NAIDOC theme this year is ‘Because of her, we can’ and is a celebration of the contribution Aboriginal women have made.

Quiet achievers in Fairfield City


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