After many years of service to the Collie community, Councillor Ian Miffling JP was recognised in the 2020 Queen’s birthday honours by receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) award.
Cr Miffling, who is also a Justice of the Peace, was recognised for his contribution to Local Government and to the Community of Collie which includes 52 years serving in various capacities within the Shire of Collie.
Ian was first employed as the Shire’s Junior Clerk in 1968 and served as Shire Clerk, then CEO between 1988 and 2006. After retiring from the position of CEO, Cr Miffling was successfully elected as a Councillor in 2007 and in 2014 was awarded an Eminent Service Award as part of the WALGA Honours program. Ian now serves on Council in the capacity of Deputy Shire President.
“On behalf of Council and the Collie community, I would like to sincerely congratulate Ian on this achievement and thank him for his tireless efforts over many years.” Shire President Sarah Stanley said.
“Ian is one of the most sincere and hardworking community members I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside,” Cr Stanley added.
As well as his work in local government, Cr Miffling has made a positive contribution to numerous community based organisations within Collie across many sectors including aged care, sporting, cultural and community banking to name a few.