Media Release - Local Council Employee recognised at Women in Local Government Awards


The Hon Paul Toole MP
Member for Bathurst Electorate
Media Release

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has congratulated Rebecca Ryan on her success at the 2018 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government.

Mr Toole said the awards recognised the outstanding contribution and achievements of women in local government in NSW.

Mrs Ryan won the GM/Senior Staff Member – Rural or Regional Council award, a prestigious and well deserved honour.

“Throughout all of our local councils there are many talented and inspiring women who make their workplaces better and make a genuine difference in our local communities,” Mr Toole said.

“This acknowledgment of Rebecca for the fantastic role she plays in building and developing the Blayney Shire is so very well deserved.

“I’d like to personally thank Rebecca for the work she does daily for both the staff and communities of the Blayney Shire to make this a better place to live.

“Rebecca is also setting a fine example for other women working or seeking to work in local government and reinforcing that these are promising and rewarding careers. Congratulations on all your success.”

The Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government are an annual celebration of the contribution women make to local government across NSW.

In addition to recognising the significant contribution of award winners, they also aim to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in local government in NSW.

The awards are a joint initiative between the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Women and recognise the achievements of women in metropolitan councils and regional/rural councils across five categories: Elected Representative, GM/Senior Staff Member, Non-Senior Staff Member, Women in Non-Traditional Role, and Women in Traineeships or Apprenticeships.

The awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, 7 March at NSW Parliament House’s Preston Stanley Room, named in honour of Millicent Preston-Stanley – the first woman elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly in 1925.
Further information is available on the Office of Local Government’s website at


Last modified: 12 Mar 2018

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