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2014 Award Winners

The winners of the 2014 awards were presented by the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Don Page MP, and the Minister for Women, the Hon Pru Goward MP, at a function held at Parliament House on 5 March 2014.

Winners of the 2014 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government are:

Elected Representative from a Metropolitan Council

Highly Commended – Councillor Elaine Malicki, Ku-ring-gai Council

Winner of the Award– Councillor Dr Michelle Byrne, The Hills Shire Council

Elected Representative from a Rural or Regional Council

Highly Commended – Councillor Leigh Vaughan, Great Lakes Council

Winner of the Award - Councillor Sharon Cadwallader, Ballina Council

Senior Staff Member – Metropolitan Council

Highly Commended – Sima Truuvert, Randwick City Council

Winner of the Award – Janice Bevan, Ku-ring-gai Council

Senior Staff Member – Rural or Regional Council

Winner of the Award – Kay Whitehead, Tumbarumba Shire Council

Non-Senior Staff Member – Metropolitan Council

Highly Commended – Ashlee Hodson, Bankstown City Council

Highly Commended – Vandana Ram, Bankstown City Council

Winner of the Award – Suzanne Flynn, Penrith City Council

Non-Senior Staff Member – Rural or Regional Council

Highly Commended – Margaret Ferguson, Snowy River Shire Council

Winner of the Award– Robyn Cooper, Wollondilly Shire Council

Women in a Non-Traditional Role – Metropolitan Council

Highly Commended – Margaret Diebert, Waverley Council

Winner of the Award – Kerry Whitehead, Fairfield City Council

Women in a Non-Traditional Role – Rural or Regional Council

Highly Commended – Norma Toweel, Wollondilly Shire Council

Highly Commended – Amanda Colbey, Lake Macquarie City Council

Winner of the Award – Kristie McLachlan, Coffs Harbour City Council

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner of the Award – Councillor Esme Martens, Mid-Western Regional Council

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