Alison Davey to be named Freeman of the City
The Freeman of the City Award recognises an individual for outstanding achievement over his or her lifetime which advance the values we share in Local Government Area. This year the award will be presented to Alison Davey.
When you are asked to imagine a notable member of the community Alison Davey ticks all the boxes. Mrs Davey’s dedication to the community through her many contributions have not gone unnoticed.
Mrs Davey has represented the Cessnock community interests through her work as a member of the Cessnock Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years. Mrs Davey was a founding and continuing member of the Cessnock Tidy Towns Committee from 1986, a committee that has seen Cessnock recognised as the 2018 NSW Tidy Town of the year and winner of the NSW Resource Recovery and Waste Management category this year.
Mrs Davey’s involvement with the Business Professional Women’s Association in the establishment of the Australia day celebrations in Cessnock, was fundamental in the creation of one of Cessnock’s most popular events. Mrs Davey’s was central in the creation of the Cessnock family support service group in 1987 as well as the Cessnock Healthy Heart Beat program where she held a position in both groups as treasurer from 1988 until 2018.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent congratulated Mrs Davey.
“The distinction, honorary Freeman of the City, is the highest acclamation a City can bestow upon one of its citizens. Mrs Davey is a deserving recipient for her extensive and continued contributions to the Cessnock community.”
“On behalf of the community thank you Alison Davey for your service to the Cessnock community.”
Council will shortly announce the details for the presentation ceremony