Every year SOLGM recognises members who have been working in local government for many years. They epitomize commitment and dedication to the craft of local government and they bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can not easily be quantified. The awarding takes place at the SOLGM Annual Summit. Nominations for Long Service Certificate Awards are called for mid-July each year.




Long Service Awards 2016

This year, the awarding of Long Service certificates were held at the SOLGM Annual Summit in Auckland. Barbara McKerrow, SOLGM President, presented the awards.

Christopher William Jensen

Long Service

40 years

Peter Johns Christophers

Long Service
30 years
Thomas Donald McDowall

Long Service
25 years
[From 2012 - presented in 2016]
Peter Nixon

Long Service
40 years
Janine Hawthorn

Long Service
35 years

Shayne Harris

Long Service
25 years

Blair Dickie

Long Service
30 years
[From 2012 - presented in 2016]
Janine Becker

Long Service
25 year
Stephen Ralph Griffin

Long Service
45 years
David Graham Ward

Long Service
25 years

Long Service Awards 2015
This year, the awarding of Long Service certificates were held at the SOLGM Annual Summit in Palmerston North. Barbara McKerrow, SOLGM President, presented the awards.

Phillipa Wilson
Long Service

45 Years
Owen Pickles
Long Service

45 Years
Gary Allis
Long Service

40 Years
Mike Manson
Long Service

35 Years
Monica Chandler
Long Service

20 Years
Linda Gordon
Long Service

25 Years
Murray McAlister
Long Service

30 Years

Long Service Awards 2014
The awarding of Long Service certificates was held at the SOLGM Annual Summit in Dunedin. Barbara McKerrow, SOLGM President, presented the awards.

Rob Green
Long Service

25 years
Chris Ellington

Long Service

30 years

Robert Lineham

Long Service

40 years

Michael Maguire

Long Service

45 years

Michael Willis

SOLGM Life Membership

Colin Dale

SOLGM Life Membership

Rod Titcombe

SOLGM Life Membership

Long Service Certificate Awarding 2012

This year, the awarding of Long Service Certificates were held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on 11 September during the SOLGM Annual Conference. Ross McLeod, SOLGM President, presented the awards.

Doug Law
Financial Controller

Horowhenua District Council

20 years

Graeme Trevathan

Manager Business Advice
New Plymouth District Council

20 years

David Ward
Chief Executive

Horowhenua District Council

20 years


Sharon Robinson

Group Manager Environment
South Waikato District Council

20 years

Fiona Greenhill
Group Manager Community Services and Development

South Taranaki District Council

20 years

Russell O' Leary
Manager, Planning Services

Palmerston North City Council

20 years

Brian Lester
Chief Executive

Ashburton District Council

25 years

Charlie Inggs
Project Manager Delivery PMO

Auckland Council

30 years

Su Scott
Director Libraries

Hamilton City Council

30 years

Craig Stevenson
Chief Executive

South Taranaki District Council

35 years

Philippa Wilson
Group Manager Corporate Services

South Taranaki District Council

35 years

Paul Davey
Chief Executive

Selwyn District Council

35 years

Darryl Griffin
Democracy Services Manager

Auckland Council

40 years

Malcolm Douglass
SOLGM Life Member

58 years (35 years as local government
employee and 23 years as consultant)