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Michael goes Above and Beyond for people of Torres Shire


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First published: April 20  


Michael Zitha has taken home the Above and Beyond Award at last night’s Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Queensland Awards for Excellence.

As the Manager of Community Services at Torres Shire Council, Michael acts as a role model and mentor for disengaged youth. He consistently goes ‘above and beyond’ to serve others, living by the mantra ‘no matter how much effort is required, the result should be a positive outcome for the community.’

Michael is responsible for organising and hosting events such as the Winds of Zenadth Festival, NAIDOC Week Festival, ANZAZ celebrations and Mabo Day activities. He has dedicated significant amounts of his free time to coaching and managing touch football teams and has been the driving force behind council upgrades to gyms, playground facilities and family barbecue areas. He is passionate about creating opportunities for small businesses and promoting cruise ship visitation to the region.

Head of Relationship Management, Ben Moles said he was thrilled to present the award to Michael on behalf of LGIAsuper.

“Michael has shown tremendous initiative, vision and passion, and is a worthy recipient of this award. Supporting local communities is very important to us – and we’re proud to celebrate the achievements of those who support theirs. We look forward to continuing our strong association with LGMA Queensland and the Awards for Excellence.”

LGIAsuper would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated for an award at the LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence.

As corporate partners of LGMA Queensland, we would also like to thank the hardworking Queensland local government workers who inspire us to go ‘above and beyond’ every day.

Read more about our special partnership with Queensland local government.

About the Above and Beyond Award

The Above and Beyond Award is the only individual award in the Awards for Excellence. This award recognises an individual in local government who has gone ‘above and beyond’ their stated duties to provide added service to their council or community.