THOMAS GEORGE ANNOUNCES LISMORE ELECTORATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Member for Lismore, Thomas George today announced Mrs Beth Trevan as the Local Woman of the Year for the electorate of Lismore as part of the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Mr George said the NSW Women of the Year Awards showcase inspirational stories of commitment, sacrifice and extraordinary achievement.
“These awards are important as there so are many wonderful women making an outstanding contribution to the NSW community. These include the local heroes and volunteers who deserve to be recognised.
“Beth is a quiet achiever, performing these services without the need for recognition from her own community, but today we acknowledge her dedication. Women such as Beth are fantastic role models within our community,” Mr George said.
Health has been a passion for Beth for many years, including her involvement with Lismore Base Hospital's Children Ward, Cancer Council NSW and BreastScreen NSW. She has been instrumental in raising awareness of women’s and children’s health issues both nationally and internationally.
One of Beth’s most recent crusades has been the preparation and delivery of the Lismore Citizens' Review of the March 2017 flood event. Beth led a team of Lismore residents who independently conducted their own research into the devastating flood, then compiled and published a very comprehensive report. Following this, the group is now advocating for a solution in the form of a common integrated emergency management system and new flood mitigation options for Lismore.
PHOTO: Austin Curtin – Nationals candidate for Lismore, Beth Trevan – Lismore Women of the Year, Thomas George – Member for Lismore