Some of the most talented and inspiring women from regional NSW have been recognised in a ceremony at Parliament House for the 2022 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.
Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the annual Awards celebrate women setting an example of excellence in public service.
“The Award winners demonstrate the essential role women play in making our communities better places to live and work,” Mrs Taylor said.
“These women are not only high-achievers, they are role models for anyone interested in a career in local government and I congratulate them all on their achievements.”
Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said he was honoured to have two representatives of the Tweed Shire Council receiving awards.
“Our Mayor Chris Cherry won the Elected Representative- Regional / Rural Award and Doreen Harwood won the Alternative Pathways Award Regional /Rural Award,” Mr Provest said.
“These awards recognise the accomplishments of these two inspirational women. Congratulations Chris and Doreen, you are very deserving of this recognition.”
The Regional/Rural winners of the 2022 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government are:
Alternative Pathways Award
• Doreen Harwood – Enterprise Risk and Emergency Management Officer, Tweed Shire Council
Champion of Change Award
• Kim Bush – Division Manager, Community Development and Participation, Eurobodalla Shire Council
Elected Representative Award
• Mayor, Chris Cherry, Tweed Shire Council
Employment Diversity Award
• Rous County Council
Young Achiever’s Award
• Shannon MacKenzie – Trainee Administration Officer, Lake Macquarie City Council
Councillor Lilliane Brady OAM Award (formerly the Minister for Local Government Award for Women)
• Mayor, Sharon Cadwallader, Ballina Shire Council