Farewell to our CEO, Chris Redmond

Chris Redmond received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Support Work Award in his second last week as CEO of Woden Community Service.

All the staff, volunteers and friends of WCS have been saying their farewells to Chris Redmond as he leaves WCS on Friday 14 December after serving the organisation as CEO for 14 years.

At a staff event on 5 December, special guest Katy Gallagher, former ACT Chief Minister and ACT Senator, spoke of how much WCS has grown under Chris’s leadership. In his time as CEO he introduced new programs in mental health, housing support and hoarding.

At the staff end of year event, Chris was fondly recognised for his capacity to remember everyone’s name and the interest and time he takes with all members of staff, volunteers and participants in our services.

Chris was also recognised by the ACT Government in receiving the 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Support Work Award. Chris won the award as part of the 2018 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards at the National Museum on 6 December.

This Lifetime Achievement Award gives recognition to all the great work Chris has led and been a part of in his time as CEO.

There is no doubt that Chris’s dedication and commitment has had a huge impact on the lives of many people, not just in the Woden area, but in Canberra as a whole. Everyone at WCS is very proud to work with Chris, and extremely proud of his award. We all wish him the very best for the future.

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