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Three Rivers Councillor awarded an OBE

11th June 2019

Three Rivers District Councillor, Reena Ranger, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Cllr Ranger said: “I cannot express the surprise, honour and privilege I feel to be a recipient of this prestigious honour. It is something my younger self could never have dreamed of, my older self-will treasure, and my present self is humbled and delighted by. 

“My aim of trying to connect people and inspire has been an incredibly inspirational journey for me and brought a new worldly view, untold pride and a sense of accomplishment that I will be eternally grateful for.”

She is the co-founder and chair of Women Empowered, a forum that inspires and supports diverse women to enhance their skills. They organise events with influencers as guest speakers who talk about their journey to date. Delegates come to listen, learn and network. The forum which is volunteer-driven also carry out charitable work.

Reena added: “I am delighted that we make a positive difference to people’s lives. My thanks to all involved, and I share this honour with them.”

She first won her seat at Three Rivers District Council in May 2014, representing Moor Park & Eastbury.

Leader of the Councillor, Sara Bedford said: “This is well-deserved. I know that Reena has worked for many years to support and inspire women to fulfil their potential, grow their ambitions and become involved in public life. I have expressed my congratulations to her privately and am delighted for her and her family.”

Cllr Stephen Cox, Leader of the Labour party added: “I celebrate this good news, there is no doubt that Reena is dedicated to helping people.”

Cllr Alex Hayward, Leader of the Conservative party said; “This is wonderful news, we are very proud of Reena and her award of an OBE. Reena is an example of a Councillor who does everything she can to help all residents, and also takes on additional activities to help and support diverse people through Women Empowered. We wish her a lovely day at the Palace.”   

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