Congratulations to Linda Sivyer who received her Order of Australia Medal at Government House in Brisbane today.
Mayor Dereck Walpo attended the ceremony. Linda was the hard working Executive Assistant to the CEO and Mayor for 22 years until her retirement last year.
Her contribution to the Aurukun community was enormous. Linda was the community events organiser, Kids Club coordinator, funerals organiser, undertaker, Justice of the Peace, church minister and counsellor for many local people.
She instigated many community events including Anzac Day, Aurukun Day, Australia Day, Aurukun Community Christmas event and Clean Up Day.
Linda worked hard to have a war memorial plus flagpoles erected in the Aurukun town square.
In her retirement in Brisbane she continues her voluntary community efforts as a JP and in church activities.