The LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce that Cllr Lisa Rutter, Barnet Council, has been shortlisted for the 2016 C’llr Achievement Awards for Local Trust’s Community Collaborator Award.

The seventh annual Awards are the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country that often goes unrecognised.

With nearly 200 nominations, a record amount for the Awards, competition was extremely tight this year. Some of the other nine categories up for grabs include Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday 1st November against the backdrop of the Guildhall’s Livery Hall in London. The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “For the past seven years we have been showcasing the incredible work of councillors from across the country. Each year we are blown away by the calibre of entries, and this year is no different.

“The 2016 C’llr Achievement Awards shortlist is by far our best yet, surpassing all expectations. These councillors have tackled some of the toughest issues in the country and day in and day out are the ones that are making our communities better places to live. We are so pleased to honour their achievements and look forward to announcing the winners next month.”

Ben Hughes, Interim Chief Executive of Local Trust, said: “This is the first time the prestigious C’llr Awards have sought out councillors who actively collaborate with local residents. The shortlist shows there is an appetite among councillors to pioneer exciting new ways of working with residents and communities. We’ve seen this happen in Big Local areas where it has led to some inspiring ideas that could not have come about without collaboration.”

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