About the 2018 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award

The winner of the 2018 Award - Matt Keil, Senior Projects Engineer Water and Waste Services at Southland District Council - was announced at SOLGM's 2018 Gala Dinner. The judges said Matt’s strong leadership attitude and mindset came through in his application. He has a strong technical background and a commitment to relationship building.

The 2019 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 2019 International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. 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.

2019 nominations will likely open in October 2018.

If you have any queries regarding this Award or the LGLeadership Pathway's initiative please contact our Manager, Professional Development, Fiona Purchas - email fiona.purchas@solgm.org.nz or phone 04 978 1272.