About the 2020 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award

The 2020 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award will be presented to an emerging leader, aged 35 or under, who has a proven track record of designing or delivering innovative and successful programmes, projects, processes or practices with an identifiable community impact.

The winner of this Award will receive, with the support of Brookfields, travel to the 2020 International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) annual conference in Toronto, Canada. With approximately 4,000 delegates from 25-30 different countries attending as well as world class presenters the ICMA conference will provide the Award winner with an invaluable global local government experience.

The Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award is offered as an important aspect of SOLGM’s strategy to support increased leadership capability in the sector. The Award is part of SOLGM’s LGLeadership Pathway’s initiative which includes a range of programmes and activities that provide staff across the sector with outstanding leadership development opportunities.

The winner of the 2019 Award - Sandy Lowe, Risk Manager at Tararua District Council - was announced at SOLGM's 2019 Gala Dinner. The judges were impressed by the way Sandy steps towards challenge, her ability to execute difficult tasks, and her approach and leadership that has a direct impact on council and the community.

If you have any queries regarding this Award or the LGLeadership Pathway's initiative please contact Eilidh Siller - email eilidh.siller@solgm.org.nz.

Applications for the 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year Award are now open.