A LOCAL teenager has been recognised for her efforts to include everyone in the community.
Eimile Humphreys (18) was presented with Shire of Mundaring's Celebration of Ability Award at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 10 May.
Shire President David Lavell said the Celebration of Ability Award was an initiative of the Inclusion and disAbility Access Advisory Group which has been running for eight years.
"The award acknowledges individuals, community groups and businesses that provide positive initiatives and activities for people with disability, their families, friends and carers," he said.
"Eimile is an extremely worthy winner of this award and it is fantastic to see a young person so insistent on inclusion for everyone."
Cr Lavell said the young Sawyers Valley resident was an active participant in the Seen and Heard Youth Program including CREW meetings, drop-in sessions and events.
"Eimile is always eager to volunteer her time and effort to benefit the program and all young people," he said.
"She has exceptional communication skills when interacting with Seen and Heard CREW members who have a disability and she guides all members to be respectful and inclusive.
"Eimile empowers and inspires young people with disability."
Eimile was presented with a certificate and trophy at the Council Meeting. The Celebration of Ability Award trophy was made by the Mundaring Community Men's Shed.