GET YOUR NOMINATIONS IN FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is calling on local councils to get their applications in for the 2022 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government Awards.
Mr Anderson said the annual awards recognise the accomplishments and invaluable contribution of women in councils across NSW.
“All four of our region’s councils are blessed with talented women who are working hard behind the scenes and achieving great results of their community,” Mr Anderson said.
“This is a great opportunity to recognise the efforts of those women and to acknowledge their service to our community.”
Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman said the annual Women in Local Government Awards are an important to opportunity to highlight the achievements of women in the local government sector.
“The number of women being elected to our councils continues to grow, increasing to 39% of all councillors at the last local government elections and we want to ensure this number continues to climb.” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said it is really great to see more and more women making a difference in local government, especially in rural and regional NSW.
“I am so proud to be part of a Government that is focused on increasing the representation of women in local government. It is amazing that 27 councils now have a female majority,” Mrs Taylor said.
The Ministers’ Women in Local Government Awards were established in 2008 to recognise the outstanding efforts of women at the grassroots level of government in metropolitan and regional/rural councils.
Nominations for the 2022 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government can be submitted until 19 October 2022 here.