Local author goes above and beyond
Congratulations to Lincoln Bertoli on winning the LGIAsuper sponsored Above and Beyond Award at the Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Queensland Awards for Excellence last night.
Author Lincoln Bertoli (pictured above, centre) was nominated for his inspirational work researching, writing and distributing his children’s book 'The day Marcia came to town’, which tells how Cyclone Marcia devastated areas across the Livingstone Shire.
Lincoln went above and beyond in his own time to research the hardest hit localities, apply for government financial support to print copies of the book; and distribute them to children at the 13 schools impacted by the disaster. He went on to donate copies of the book to the Capricorn School of Distance Education and used money raised from sales to support victims of cyclone ravaged Fiji.
‘The day Marcia came to town’ is a memento to those who were displaced by the disaster and a special reminder of the resilience the community had when rebuilding their lives.
This year the Above and Beyond Award was presented by LGIAsuper's Senior Relationship Manager Ben Moles (pictured above, right). The award is presented annually to a Queensland local government employee who has gone 'above and beyond' to provide a service to their local council or community.
LGIAsuper thanks Lincoln and all nominees in this category for their outstanding contributions to communities across Queensland.