Thursday, 21 January 2010

County Council Leader Nominatated for Award

Cllr Martin Hill OBE, Conservative (Folkingham Rural), Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Leader of the Year’ in the Local Government Information Unit awards.

The awards are intended to recognise and reward the contributions of individual councillors across eight categories, and Cllr. Hill has been nominated by fellow councillors and officers at the council for his achievements. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 4th February 2010.

Cllr. Hill became council leader in early 2005, and supported by a new executive, he set about transforming the entire ethos, performance and reputation of the authority. His inspirational leadership has won acclaim from staff, partner organisations and community groups, who acknowledge the council as the driving force behind progressive change.

Cllr. Hill was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008 for services to local government, and the authority was praised in last month’s Comprehensive Area Assessment for 'performing well'.

The Local Government Information Unit works with local government and councillors to influence and improve the sector and deliver the best possible outcomes for communities. The Local Government Information Unit believes that councillors are the backbone of local democracy and work tirelessly for communities.

For more information about the awards visit the Local Government Information Unit website.

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