15 November 2017
A City of Kwinana youth worker has taken out one of the highest honours in Western Australia at the 2017 WA Youth Work Awards held on Friday 10 November.
Youth Engagement Officer Tanya Halliday was presented the WA Emerging Youth Worker Award at the prestigious event, which acknowledges and celebrates the positive impact that Youth Workers play in the lives of Western Australian young people.
Dana Anderson, Chairperson of Youth Work WA, said the awards recognised WA’s high calibre of professional youth workers.
"WA has a strong and proud history of youth work and the awards recognise WA’s high calibre of professional youth workers and the fantastic outcomes they help to achieve for young people,” Ms Anderson said.
“Tanya’s empowering youth work practice and her unwavering positive attitude has helped to achieve amazing outcomes for Kwinana young people. Her commitment and passion to Youth Work and young people is highly commended.”
Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said Tanya was a great example of the incredible passion for community service in Kwinana.
“I am so proud a City of Kwinana employee has taken out this honour, Tanya is truly an inspiration to the entire WA youth industry,” Mayor Adams said.
“Her achievements demonstrate the great work done by local service groups and community agencies. I am always impressed at not just the energy these groups bring to their work, but the compassion and resilience as well.”