The winners for the Women in Local Government Awards were announced this past Wednesday, with our very own Councillor Marion Browne picking up the Regional/Rural Elected Representative Award.
The awards were announced at New South Wales Parliament House by Minister for Local Government, Wendy Tuckerman.
“It was a great surprise,” Cllr Browne told us.
“I don’t even remember being nominated. Thanks to whoever it was who nominated me. I’m delighted,” she said.
“I’m so proud to announce last year’s winners today, and to thank these formidable and inspirational women who contribute so much to our local government sector,” said Minister Tuckerman.
“While the pandemic caused delays to the award recipients being recognised for their achievements, it by no means diminishes the major contribution to local government the winners today make.”
New South Wales Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor, said the achievements of the winners highlighted how much women contributed to our local councils.
“All of these impressive women set an example for everyone when it comes to excellence in public service, and I commend them, along with all of the nominees,” Mrs Taylor said.
“They set a very high standard, and I encourage everyone to ensure other women doing great work in local government are also celebrated by nominating them for the 2022 Awards.”