Chief Executive Pat Dougherty recognised with Civil Defence Award
Earlier this week, Kāpiti Coast District Council Chief Executive Pat Dougherty was recognised with a Silver Ministerial Award for Significant Contribution to Civil Defence at the Civil Defence Emergency Management Awards in Wellington.
Kāpiti Coast District Council Mayor K Gurunathan believes this award confirms what was already known about Mr Dougherty’s significant contributions in this area.
“We are very pleased to congratulate Pat on his award. This is about recognising and thanking someone who has had an outstanding influence on civil defence emergency management in our region over the past 12 years.”
“Early this year we received letters from other council chief executives, as well as the Chair of the CDEM group with their thanks for his service. Mr Dougherty is held in high regard for his determined leadership in this area and this has been a key factor in the transformation that’s taken place with CDEM across the Wellington region.”
"Given the recent big shake-ups of the region, this is the type of contribution that will save lives if the big one comes. You can't put a dollar value on such a contribution."
Mr Dougherty was unable to attend the ceremony, so will be presented with his award by Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy next week.