Nicola and Mark Pitt will attend the prestigious awards ceremony at Brisbane Government House.
Nicola and Mark Pitt will attend the prestigious awards ceremony at Brisbane Government House.

CEO to be one of eleven QLD recipients of award

ONE of the South Burnett’s own will be recognised on this big stage later this afternoon.

South Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt will attend a ceremony at Brisbane Government House with his family as he receives a Public Service Medal.

The prestigious accolade is awarded based on merit and was created to recognise, encourage and reward people for excellence in public service.

With only 11 medals handed out in Queensland each year, Mr Pitt said he was humbled to have been nominated, let alone win the award.

“When my name was read out at the Queen’s day service, you could have knocked me over with a feather,” Mr Pitt said.

“The nomination would have come from the mayor’s office but I didn’t know about it until the letter showed up in the mail.

South Burnett Regional councillors Gavin Jones, Roz Frohloff, Ros Heit, Kathy Duff, CEO Mark Pitt, Danita Potter, Mayor Keith Campbell and Terry Fleischfresser.
South Burnett Regional councillors Gavin Jones, Roz Frohloff, Ros Heit, Kathy Duff, CEO Mark Pitt, Danita Potter, Mayor Keith Campbell and Terry Fleischfresser.

Mr Pitt has been working in local government for over 20 years and is about to hit the 10-year mark of work within the South Burnett region.

He has been heavily involved in community groups such as the Rotary Club and said it was the little moments that made his job worthwhile.

“Over many years of working with the community, I still love what I do,” Mr Pitt said.

“It’s one of those things where you can help people and make an impact on their life.

Nicola and Mark Pitt are looking forward to spending some time together in Brisbane.
Nicola and Mark Pitt are looking forward to spending some time together in Brisbane.

“I get such a degree of satisfaction from what I do.

“Whether its helping a group or an individual, there are very few jobs in the world where you can do that everyday,” he said.

A free live stream will be available for the public to watch the ceremony which starts at 2pm.

To watch the awards, click here http://www.govhouse.qld.gov.au/office-of-the-governor/livestream.aspx

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