About the McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards®

Applications have now closed for SOLGM's 2020 Awards, Exchanges and Scholarships

  • McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards® (including five project categories)
  • McGredy Winder SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards® Transforming Service Delivery
  • Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award
  • The Skills Organisation Melbourne Business School Leading for Strategic Success Scholarship
  • Civic Financial Services and Marsh Overseas Manager Exchanges (to the US, Canada and Australia)

What are the Excellence Awards?

The awards, held annually, recognise excellence and innovation in local government management. The six categories that are recognised in the awards each represent a key characteristic of effective management of local communities;

  • developing our organisations and people
  • transforming our services
  • managing our infrastructure
  • building and maintaining effective relationships with our communities
  • collaboration with other government agencies that produces results and
  • developing effective policies and regulations

The 2020 Award Category Winners

Winner of the BERL Award for Collaborative Government Action

This Award recognises outstanding results that have been achieved through local authorities working with other government agencies (this is not limited to local government – a project or programme that brings in central government agencies would be eligible).

Winner of the Minister for Local Government's Award for Innovation in Council/Community Relations

This Award recognises programmes, projects or initiatives that demonstrate outstanding results through innovative means of community engagement or community empowerment.

Winner of the Capability Group Award for Innovation in Organisation & People Development

This Award recognises innovative approaches to building an exceptional organisational culture or capability through the application of transformational leadership.

Winner of the Tompkins Wake Award for Better Policy and Regulation

This Award recognises the development of robust and effective evidence-based policy or local regulatory initiatives. Any policy, plan or regulatory initiative is eligible for this award.

Winner of the Te Puni Kōkiri Award for Bicultural Leadership

This Award recognises programmes, projects or initiatives that demonstrate outstanding results from working in partnership with Māori. Entries may come from any area of local government activity but must be able to demonstrate a commitment to partnership with Māori, with a demonstrable impact on community well-being.

Winner of the LGFA Award for Transforming Service Delivery

This category recognises programmes or projects that result in an exceptional service experience through innovative delivery models or the redesign of business processes or practices.

The 2019 Award Category Winners

Winner of The Capability Group Award for Innovation in Organisation and People Development

This category recognises innovative approaches to building an exceptional organisational culture or capability through the application of transformational leadership.

Winner of the BERL Award for Collaborative Government Action

This category recognises outstanding results that have been achieved through local authorities working with other government agencies.

Winner of the LGFA Award for Transforming Service Delivery

This category recognises programmes or projects that result in an exceptional service experience through innovative delivery models or the redesign of business processes or practices.

Winner of The Minister of Local Government's Award for Council/Community Relations

This category recognises programmes, projects or initiatives that demonstrate outstanding results through innovative means of community engagement or community empowerment.

Winner of the GHD Advisory Award for Innovation in Infrastructure and Asset Management

This category recognises procedures, planning or practices that demonstrate innovative approaches to the management of assets.

Winner of the Tompkins Wake Award for Better Regulation and Policy

This category recognises the development of robust and effective evidence-based policy or local regulatory initiatives.

How to apply

If you have any queries regarding these Awards please contact raymond.horan@solgm.org.nz or phone 04 978 1283.

Applications for 2020 Awards are now open and will close at 5pm on 21 February 2020.