Hall Of Fame
This award category is proudly presented by ZEST Event Partner – NAB.
To be eligible for consideration for induction into the ZEST Hall of Fame, inductees must have worked for over 10 years in the Community Services Sector in Western Sydney and have made an extraordinary impact within the Community Services Sector.
CEO of Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, Pat has worked in the community since 1990. Starting as a clerical assistant with Lurnea Neighbourhood Centre, she raised three boys as a sole parent and put herself through University. Pat gained the position of Locum Co-ordinator of Lurnea Neighbourhood Centre, obtaining a permanent position with Liverpool District Neighbourhood Centres Association as Warwick Farm Co-ordinator. Here, Pat began her career in earnest, working in a context of intergenerational unemployment which Pat went about changing, with a focus on increasing access to education. Pat has worked tirelessly and passionately over 25 years at Warwick Farm, leading a team that has made many positive changes to the community.
Peter Rogers (dec.)
Peter worked in Western Sydney for over 30 years. A loyal member of the ASU since 1988, and strong advocate for the use of data and evidence, Peter sat on many boards and is well-known and respected across the region. Peter worked at WESTIR for 28 and a half years, where he put his motto “Let the data run free,” into practice. Notably, he was involved in the Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme, WSROC Regional Community Development Team, Western Sydney Housing Information and Resource Network, TEAM WEST, Voice for Song, FACS TEI Funding Reform, Western Sydney Collective and lobbying ABS to maintain Census questions.