Julia Eagles named local Woman of the Year

Julia Eagles has been named the Davidson Electorate’s 2016 Local Woman of the Year.

“Volunteering is a major part of Julia Eagles’ life. She makes a substantial contribution to the community and helps improve the lives of many people,” Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said.

Julia EaglesMs Eagles is a Volunteer in Policing with NSW Police. She extensively promotes their crime prevention initiatives at community and public events, and remains actively involved in her local Neighbourhood Watch as a volunteer Area Co-ordinator.

When Julia Eagles contracted parasitic meningitis in 2000, which she calls her “Millennium bug”, it inspired her to do something different. Previously an IT architecture manager, she saw a need for her computing skills and now contributes in a variety of ways, such as helping to create and distribute mail-outs and flyers, loading content onto the LAC Facebook page, and conducting victim support surveys.

In addition to volunteering with Ku-ring-gai Council’s Bushcare and Street Care programs, Julia also helped set up the Metal Fabrication section of the Ku-ring-gai Community Workshop.

“Julia continues to volunteer at Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre where she is a companion visitor to 2 elderly clients in their home. Her commitment to our local community is unrelenting,” Mr O’Dea said.

Other past and current achievements of Ms Eagles include:

  • Ku-ring-gai Citizen on the Year 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation, NSW Police Ku-ring-gai Local Area Command for 2200 hours of service
  • Certificate of Recognition of NSW Police for 2 years as a VIP
  • NSW Rotary Volunteer of the Year Award Finalist 2013

Johnathan O'Dea“Julia Eagles is an inspiration in our local community and particularly to other women who are looking for ways to make a contribution in their local area.

“Her commitment and hard work as a volunteer, especially as a Volunteer in Policing for NSW Police should be commended, and I am delighted to announce her as the Davidson Electorate’s 2014 Local Woman of the Year,” Mr O’Dea concluded.

 

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