The City of Armadale’s long standing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ray Tame has been awarded the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA’s Leader of the Year Working in Local Government award.
Mr Tame won the award at a luncheon held today (Friday 28 June) at the Hyatt Regency for his active leadership and contribution to local government.
Ray was recognised for excellence in public administration and leadership over recent years, achieving significant strategic outcomes for the organisation, active
leadership in supporting and fostering of other public sector professionals, and leading an organisation which is a leader in best practice in administration.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the award was a fantastic achievement and well deserved.
“Ray has dedicated his career to Local Government, serving an astounding 47 years in the industry. His calm and considered demeanour, coupled with his unwavering leadership, has brought him much acclaim from his colleagues and the community.”
“Ray has demonstrated strong commitment to the people of Armadale and the award is testament to this and his considerable passion for the City, which has seen the region achieve recognition and status as a fast growing Metropolitan Regional Centre both on a state and national level.
“He has had so many achievements and successes throughout his career, not only in Armadale but also in growth area local governments across Australia. What a legacy to leave the City with.”
During his tenure as CEO, Ray has: promoted Armadale as a destination; lead an organisation which is consistently awarded and recognised as a leader in
governance, strategic and financial planning; stopped Tonkin Highway from being removed from the Metro Region Scheme then advocated for construction; advocated for the Armadale Road and Freeway link construction and the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre; oversaw the development of the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre and Orchard House.
Mr Tame said that his time at Armadale has been everything he expected it to be in 1995.
“It is has been a continually changing environment, where the City has become a leader in WA and is now recognised nationally as a champion of growth areas.
“I have worked with so many great people during my time in Armadale. The City looks after a great community and it has been an absolute privilege to serve them. I look forward to watching Armadale continue to grow and prosper in the future.”
Mr Tame has been the CEO at the City of Armadale since 1998 and today marks his final day at Armadale.
The City of Armadale is the third fastest growing local government in Western Australia, with over 500 staff and a community of over 90,000.