Kingborough Council Mayor, Paula Wriedt proudly announced a Council staff member had won an Outstanding Achievement in 2023 Palliative Care Awards.
“Mel Staples won the Award for the many projects she designed to increase death literacy and to promote conversations and engagement with palliative care in the Kingborough community,” Cr Wriedt said.
“She has spearheaded the Kingborough End of Life Expo, hosted screenings for movies dealing with death literacy, started up a monthly death cafe, most recently, hosted a panel for Palliative Care Week and is now organizing events for Dying to Know Day.
“It is particularly pleasing to receive external recognition for the work that Mel has done for our community.
“Mel’s nominator said she is always driven to serve her community and she is willing to respond with action when there is a need.
“This drive is assisting Kingborough residents become truly death literate and we are very grateful for all her innovative work that the Community Services team and Mel have achieved.”
Deputy Mayor, Cr Clare Glade-Wright attended the ceremony with Mel.