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.
Ms 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
“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.