Local Government Week Awards

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Karen Rolls
Administrative Officer - Events  

Phone: 02 9242 4050 
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The RH Dougherty Awards recognise and encourage greater understanding and communication by councils to their local communities.

The awards are managed by LGNSW and judged by leading experts in the communications field. Special commendations are awarded for work that deserves recognition.

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Who was RH Dougherty?

The RH Dougherty Awards were established in 1981 and were named after former Local Government Association President, Robert Henry (Bob) Dougherty.

Cr Dougherty’s life was one of local and community involvement. He worked for more than 20 years in local government and served on more than 20 local cultural, sporting and community organisations, including Keep Australia Beautiful Council of NSW, Chatswood District Community Hospital and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

Cr Dougherty had a vision of what local government should be, one of which was "to develop real means of communication between councils and their ratepayers", an aim the awards serve to encourage, promote and recognise.

2022 Award Categories

 
Reporting to Your Community Excellence in Communication  Innovation in Special Events  Outstanding Individual Contribution 

Encompasses all forms of community reporting.

Councils enter and are judged within their divisions:

• Division A – population less than 30,000

• Division B – population 30,000 – 70,000

• Division C – population more than 70,000

• Division D - JOs, ROCs, County Councils, and other associate members

Public relations campaigns. Councils enter and are judged within their division:

• Division A – population less than 30,000

• Division B – population 30,000 – 70,000

• Division C – population more than 70,000

• Division D – JOs, ROCs and County Councils and other associate members

Community or special events. Councils enter and are judged within their division:

• Division A – population less than 30,000

• Division B – population 30,000 – 70,000

• Division C – population more than 70,000

• Division D – ROCs and County Councils and other associate members

Acknowledges pivotal communications and event staff within council

• One division only

2021 Winners

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