Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced passionate community advocate Roberta Conroy as the 2020 Pittwater Woman of the Year.

The award was announced at the annual Zonta International Women’s Day Breakfast, at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, and recognises outstanding achievements of local women and their valuable contribution to the Pittwater community.

Roberta is actively involved in a variety of volunteer organisations focused around the promotion and preservation of Pittwater’s cultural heritage and natural environment. This includes Pittwater Environmental Foundation, Bayview Church Point Residents Association, Pittwater Natural Heritage Association, Northern Beaches Council’s reference and advisory groups, Manly Warringah Pittwater Historical Society and Katandra Bushland Sanctuary.

“Roberta is always thinking two steps ahead and her attitude and approach is inspiring,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Rather than searching for problems and faults – Roberta focuses on initiatives and opportunities.

“It’s Roberta’s positive and optimistic outlook which makes her so effective.

“Roberta somehow finds time to share her skills, knowledge and experience with a variety of local groups which are all focused on making our community an even better place to live.

“This award is a great way to acknowledge Roberta’s enormous contribution to our community,” Rob Stokes said.