Coordinator Environmental Sustainability, Surf Coast Shire Council
Since commencing at Surf Coast six years ago Lauren has contributed to creating award winning community projects within the Emergency Management Department. The Fire Game was her initiative and it has now been awarded key industry accolades.
Lauren quietly goes about her work building resilience across the local towns and engaging and empowering the community to build more capacity. She has built up a great network with professional stakeholders in external Government agencies, in particular with emergency services.
Her ability to liaise with older citizens is outstanding and her Wild and Wise ideas program and how effective it was is still talked about today. She is also a collaborative colleague who has developed long term relationships within the Council.
Lauren has contributed to community life by initiating innovative ways of educating communities on disaster preparedness and has explored new ways of working with people all ages.
Sally Isaac Awards Booklet