Media personality Susie Elelman is Parkes Shire Council’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2017. “We are honoured to have Susie attend our special Australia Day activities across the Shire, as well as present the Citizenship Awards,” said Parkes Shire Mayor, Cnr Ken Keith OAM.
“Australia Day is an opportunity for our community to come together in the spirit of friendship and harmony, showcasing the unique and diverse culture that makes us Australian.”
Susie’s media career has spanned four decades and currently she can be seen in a weekly editorial segment on Seven’s The Morning Show. She also forms part of the Sydney 2GB Talkback Team. While she is most renowned for her work in the media, Susie is also an award-winning, best-selling author – voted Australia’s Most Dynamic Author in 2006 for her first book Half My Size.
Susie’s the first and only woman ever to voice The Ode in RSL and Services Clubs Australia-wide. In the 2015 Susie was awarded an AM – becoming a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to charity, the not-for-profit sector and media. Everyone is encouraged to join the celebrations across the Parkes Shire. Activities are being planned for Parkes, Bogan Gate, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore.
For infor- mation visit www.visitparkes.com.au.