Cllr Awards 2023: The Winners

Cllr Awards 2023: The Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 LGIU Scotland & CCLA Cllr Awards! Congratulations to all the winners for their outstanding work and tireless efforts in serving their communities.

The winners of each category have truly made a positive impact on the lives of their constituents and have shown exceptional leadership skills. We are proud to recognize their contributions and celebrate their achievements.

We extend our warmest congratulations to the winners and all the finalists for their commitment to public service and leadership. Thank you for your dedication and hard work in making a difference in your communities.

Relive the ceremony:

Community Champion

Cllr Ruairi Kelly

Glasgow City Council
Cllr Kelly is City Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets and has made outstanding contributions to community development initiatives, including the development of the Ruchazie Pantry and community cafe.

Leader of the Year

Cllr John Alexander

Dundee City Council
Cllr Alexander’s leadership has been transformative for Dundee City Council, with his vision and dedication showcased through his leadership on several major initiatives.

Lifetime Legend

Cllr Helen Wright

Dundee City Council
Helen has over 40+ years of service on the council and has made a significant impact in supporting women in her community by actively mentoring and supporting new women entering the council, and advocating for women’s incarceration and the Bella Unit in her ward.

Young Councillor of the Year

Cllr Dan Hutchison

Glasgow City Council
Cllr Hutchinson’s proposals as a first-time councillor in Glasgow City Council range from advocating for hospitality staff working late-night shifts to a feasibility study to move the Council workforce onto a 4-day working week.

Resilience Champion

Cllr Heather Woodbridge

Orkney Islands Council
Becoming Orkney Islands youngest ever Deputy Leader in 2022, Cllr Heather Woodbridge tirelessly works as an ambassador for the ferry-linked islands and ensures the local authority’s work on community planning is recognised at a national level.

Thanks to our founding partners, CCLA

This year’s Awards are only possible thanks to the generous support of our founding partners CCLA.

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. When they began sponsoring the Cllr Awards they had 22 local authority client accounts. Today they have over 700 and this number is growing every month. CCLA are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size.

Email CCLA: ccla.co.uk | [email protected]

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