Donna Cocking crowned Mandurah's latest Local Legend

Award winner: Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Donna Cocking and Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams. Photo: Supplied.

Award winner: Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Donna Cocking and Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams. Photo: Supplied.

Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) president, Donna Cocking, has been crowned the city's latest Local Legend by the City of Mandurah.

Ms Cocking was joined by family and colleagues to accept the award at a council meeting on February 25.

A passionate local businesswoman, Ms Cocking has worked across the retail, hospitality and tourism industries and has been appointed to many industry associations and committees.

She has been the Peel CCI president since 2010, state director WA for Top Tourist Parks Australia, and the Caravan Industry Association WA president, as well as an owner/operator of a family caravan and tourist business in Mandurah and responsible for the development and delivery of major regional projects.

Mr Williams described Ms Cocking as a "well-recognised and important" part of the wider Mandurah region.

"She has assisted in getting many successful projects off the ground, and has helped the industry immensely both at a strategic and advocacy level, and at a grass-roots level, providing guidance to local businesses," he said.

Ms Cocking said she was humbled to receive the award.

"I think it's very innovative of the City to have this awards program that recognises and pays homage to the good work of people in the community," she said.

"It is a privilege to be recognised by my peers, and I acknowledge the team effort behind this award as one person cannot do it on their own."

If you know of someone who deserves to be a Local Legend, contact the City of Mandurah.