wName: Allen Cooper
Occupation: Acting CEO of the Shire of Dumbleyung, though have been in Local Government since October 1988 (just a couple of years). Acting CEO while Matt is on long service leave, filling in from 25th Feb to the 14th June
How long have you lived in Kukerin/Dumbleyung: Have been in Dumbleyung one week currently live in Quindalup after spending 23 years in Newman
Favourite place in WA you’ve visited? To use the words from a recent tv ad – Country WA is a magnificent place. So many wonderful places in WA. The inland is different to the coast and vice versa. No favourite place as every place is what you make it!
Would you rather skydive or bungee jump? Haven’t done either but would like to try both - better view skydiving though
What did you want to be when you grew up? Marine biologist. Certainly didn’t get there
Have you ever broken a bone, if so how? Yes - fingers, wrist, collarbone, jaw. Used to be a football player and still do some martial arts
Best advice you’ve ever received/a life motto you live by? Live for today as tomorrow may never come
Thank you Allen Cooper (pictured left with wife Debbie) for being this week’s Local of the Week! If you would like to nominate someone please email the Dumbleyung CRC on firstname.lastname@example.org
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