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Shining a spotlight on high-achieving women in local government

Date: Thursday 6th June 2019
Category: Ministerial Media Release

The passion and commitment of women in local government was celebrated today at the 12th annual Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock joined this year’s winners at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House to celebrate their accomplishments.

“The winners of this year’s awards have broken through barriers, led and encouraged other women and tackled some of the complex issues facing communities through creativity and innovation,” Mrs Hancock said.

“They are a shining light leading the way for other women by breaking down barriers through their service in traditionally male dominated roles.”

Among the talented recipients of awards this year, include an apprentice in heavy diesel mechanics, an engineering manager and a chief financial officer.

“We must do more to harness the talent and skills of women to inspire and encourage younger generations to consider a career in local government.”

Minister for Women Bronwyn Taylor congratulated the award winners and the many other women in NSW councils making an exceptional contribution to their local communities.

“I would like to thank not only the women here today but also the hundreds more achieving behind the scenes in the 128 councils across the State.”

The Awards were established in 2008 to recognise the outstanding efforts of women at the grassroots level of government in metropolitan and regional councils. Read more...

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