Wednesday, 15 November 2017
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is calling on the community to nominate female Councillors and council staff for the 2018 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.
Mr Marshall said the awards would celebrate women’s unique input into local government – representing and serving local communities at all levels.
“Women play a vital role in local government, shaping the growth of our communities and providing valuable input in decision making that impacts our lives day to day,” Mr Marshall said.
“Almost 40 per cent of Councillors in the Northern Tablelands are women and they are supported by countless female staff members. I’m pleased that these numbers have been growing over recent elections.
“Each and every one of them deserves to have their contribution applauded, with the stellar examples of service recognised as part of the 2018 Ministers’ Awards.
“I’m encouraging people in the community to nominate a female councillor or female member of the council staff who is a trailblazer or goes above and beyond.”
The annual awards, now in their 11th year, are a joint initiative between Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton and Minister for Women Tanya Davies to recognise the achievements of women in metropolitan and regional/rural councils.
The award categories are:
• Elected representative (including councillors and mayors)
• Senior Staff Member
• Non-Senior Staff Member
• Women in non-traditional roles
Nominations close on December 21. The awards will be presented on International Women’s Day at Parliament House in Sydney on Wednesday, 7 March 2018.
Full details of the categories and how to make a nomination are on the Office of Local Government website www.olg.nsw.gov.au