Kwinana recognises local man’s commitment to community with Freeman honour

Hannah CrossSound Telegraph
Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams with newly titled Freeman David Nelson.
Camera IconKwinana Mayor Carol Adams with newly titled Freeman David Nelson. Credit: Supplied

The City of Kwinana has awarded local resident David Nelson the title of Freeman in recognition of his service spanning decades.

Mr Nelson has served the Kwinana community for more than 50 years, with particular commitment to the Kwinana Lions Club.

He was an inaugural member of the club, president seven times, treasurer twice and secretary for more than three decades.

Mr Nelson has also been involved in local government, serving as a councillor from 1982 to 1994 and w mayor from 1989 to 1992.

The Freeman title recognises his outstanding achievements, dedicated service to the community over a sustained period of time, and meritorious service to the City of Kwinana.

The council unanimously supported Mr Nelson’s nomination to be named Freeman on May 26, with the title event taking place last Thursday.

Mayor Carol Adams presented Mr Nelson with a certificate at the City’s Civic Recognition Event and said his name would now appear on the City’s Freeman honour board.

“Mr Nelson now joins a legacy of Freeman publicly recognised for their enduring dedication and commitment to the Kwinana community, conducting themselves with integrity and selflessness throughout this time,” Cr Adams said.

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