An earthquake, a legal dispute and a breastfeeding scandal are just some of the storms weathered by City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder councillor Deborah Botica during her 17 years at the table.
But the city’s longest-serving councillor says she’s not finished yet.
Joining the council in 1995, Cr Botica was recognised for her long and loyal service earlier this month with a WA Local Government Association Award.
Cr Botica said she was proud to to receive the award.
“Receiving the award for long service means a lot to me,” Cr Botica said.
“I have really tried to take pride in my job as a city councillor.
“I wanted to make sure I could do as much as I could for people in the community.”