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Shining a light on women in local government

Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Category: Ministerial Media Release

Local communities across the state are being encouraged to celebrate the achievements and contributions of extraordinary women in NSW councils by making a nomination for the 2018 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.
Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton encouraged communities and councils to nominate the talented women who inspire them and bring benefits to residents through hard work and imaginative ideas.
“It is a chance to officially recognise the vital role women play in creating stronger councils and enhancing the amenity of their local community,” Ms Upton said.
“The awards acknowledge the positive work of senior staff and elected representatives as well as women making a difference behind the scenes and trail-blazing women in non-traditional roles.
“I urge all councils and their employees as well as local residents to nominate outstanding women whose noteworthy performances contribute so much to a council and community’s overall success.”
Minister for Women Tanya Davies said the annual awards were now in their 11th year and recognise women making outstanding contributions to their communities through local government.
“The State Government encourages diversity in councils and the contribution women make in so many areas of local government continues to increase,” Mrs Davies said.
“The awards not only reward women who are performing brilliantly but they also inspire and encourage the younger generation of women to consider a career in local government.” Read more...

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