The district 24 staff member, who recently received a Rotary Pride of Workmanship award, was nominated for her work as District 24 DSO and her operational role as Warnings and Advice Officer.
Operations Officer Paul King praised what he called Julie’s “uncanny knack” for making the complicated uncomplicated.
“A large number of our colleagues are not used to dealing with bureaucracy and government processes and Julie just has this ability to make life easier for everyone,” he said
“Julie is a subject matter expert on district and brigade business, and has established such exceptionally well thought-out practices and processes that she has others around the state calling her for advice on a regular basis.
“There are 61 brigades working with us at district 24, and among other things Julie oversees management of the district command sector systems and the essential documentation that goes with it.
“Our decision to nominate Julie was based on her excellent overall contribution to CFA’s mission to protect lives and property,” Paul said.
Julie was presented with a certificate and plaque at a function held at the Rotary Club Belvoir in Wodonga on 31 May.
After receiving the award, Julie was delighted to receive messages of congratulations from several CFA volunteers as well as other staff (including Regional Director Alan Davies), and who all agreed that the gong was well deserved.