A 96-year-old wheatbelt resident was named a finalist in the WA Seniors Awards for his entrepreneurship and community work.
Harold Proud has always been passionate about business development in Kulin, offering support and start up assistance for new businesses to become established in town.
He built three shops in the 1960s which encouraged farmers to invest in the community. Mr Proud is still involved in event assistance for a number of community groups including the local school and theatre group.
He also served as a shire councillor three times, amassing a term of nearly 20 years.
Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray said there is a diverse group of finalists in this year's WA Seniors Awards.
"What stands out with this year's finalists is their commitment to bettering the lives of their fellow seniors as well as the community in general,” he said.
"This group of senior Western Australians continue to strive to make their community a better place especially in their golden years.”
Phillip Paddon, from Greenwood, picked up the Juniper Lifetime Achievement Award for the metropolitan area, while Lesley Balinski, from Katanning, picked up the regional award overall winner on Sunday at the event.