Nominations are now open for the 2020 Ministers' Awards for Women in Local Government.
Community members across the Mid Coast LGA are encouraged to draw attention to female councillors and council staff who have had a positive impact on the region.
Now in their 13th year, the awards allow the work of influential women at a local government level to be recognised.
A number of new award categories have been introduced in 2020, including:
- Minister's Award - for a female councillor or council staff member for delivering quality outcomes and innovation in helping women in their local community (nominations not required)
- Employment Diversity Award - a successful council program to increase female participation in senior leadership roles or at the elected representative level
- Elected Representative Award - a councillor who has advanced the position of female elected representatives
- Champion of Change Award - a general manager or senior manager who has excelled in supporting and encouraging women's participation at their council
- Alternative Pathways Award - a female staff member who is the first to enter a role traditionally held by men or is breaking down gender stereotypes
- Young Achiever's Award - an outstanding trainee/apprentice (aged under 25).
Apart from recognising the achievements of women at a local government level, the awards also aim to encourage more women to get involved in local government and take on leadership roles.
Nominations close on February 12 and the awards will be presented at an official function at NSW Parliament House on March 24.
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