CEO Kimberley Talbot honoured with NSW Community Service Award
Issued 8 December: Hawkesbury Electorate Office
Kimberley Talbot was commended for going above and beyond the call of duty to open the doors of the club and provide a ‘safe place’ to those who were impacted and fleeing the dangers of the bushfires.
Kimberley co-ordinated meals, temporary accommodation and an area for pets to be kept as self-evacuees quietly waited out the destructive fires.
Karen Hodges was commended for co-ordinating the fight against the Gospers Mountain bushfire, which burnt through a million hectares and required up to 3,000 firefighters across the ground at any one time.
She also provided constant, highly effective and in depth intelligence briefings to the Premier, Ministers, Members of Parliament, officials and organisations.
The awards ceremony also saw the 23 Rural Fire Services Brigades from within the Hawkesbury Electorate and Group Captains presented with Hawkesbury Community Appreciation Awards for their outstanding effort in protecting the community during the bushfires.
together in times of crisis. Special appreciation must also go to Richmond Club for hosting the awards ceremony.” Ms Preston said.
Pictured: (Top) Kimberley Talbot.
(Middle): Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, Kimberley Talbot, Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston.
(Bottom): Kimberley Talbot with Richmond Club directors Jim Bullock, Elissa Esposito, Di Finch, Scott Rielly, vice chairman Garry Watterson and Peter Chidgey.