Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser congratulates Coffs Harbour City councillor Tegan Swan on her success at the 2018 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.
Mr Fraser said the awards recognised the outstanding contribution and achievements of women in local government in NSW.
He congratulated Cr Swan on winning the Elected Representative – Rural or Regional Council award.
“At Coffs Harbour City Council there are many talented and inspiring women who make their workplaces better and make a genuine difference in our local community,” Mr Fraser said.
“I’d like to personally thank Cr Swan for the work she does daily at council to make this a better place to live.
“Cr Swan is also setting a fine example for other women working or seeking to work in local government and reinforcing that these are promising and rewarding careers. Congratulations on all your success.”
The Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government are an annual celebration of the contribution women make to local government across NSW.
In addition to recognising the significant contribution of award winners, they also aim to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in local government in NSW.
The awards are a joint initiative between the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Women and recognise the achievements of women in metropolitan councils and regional/rural councils across five categories: Elected Representative, GM/Senior Staff Member, Non-Senior Staff Member, Women in Non-Traditional Role, and Women in Traineeships or Apprenticeships.
The awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, 7 March at NSW Parliament House’s Preston Stanley Room, named in honour of Millicent Preston-Stanley – the first woman elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly in 1925.
Further information is available on the Office of Local Government’s website at www.olg.nsw.gov.au.