Four projects by the Limerick Council shortlisted Chamber Ireland Awards. Limerick Council shortlisted Chamber Ireland Awards. Pictured receiving the ‘Festival of the Year’ award for A Giant’s Journey at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2015 L-R: Ian Talbot (CEO, Chambers Ireland); Mike Fitzpatrick, Limerick 2020; Conn Murray, Chief Executive, Limerick City and County Council; Paddy Matthews, Failte Ireland; Sheila Deegan, Limerick Arts Officer and Limerick 2020; Minister Alan Kelly; and then Mayor Liam Galvin. Picture: Finbarr O’Rourke
Limerick City and County Council have made the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards that will take place this November.
The awards are made up of 16 categories and the Limerick City and County Council have been shortlisted for four of the awards. The nominated categories are: Supporting Active Communities, Promoting Economic Development, Local Authority Innovation and Outstanding Customer Service.
The Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised. Irish Local Authorities can enter as many categories, but may only enter one project per category. The Awards are judged by a panel of expert judges working in the field of Local Government and have been taking place since 2004.
The Limerick City and County Council are being recognised for socially aware projects that have improved the local community. Recognised in the Supporting Active Communities category, the Team Limerick
Clean-up project which took place on April 3, 2016, has been commended on their local influence.
Innovate Limerick project has made the shortlist due to their implementation of the Limerick 2030 plan and the Limerick Regeneration plan among other projects.
In the Local Authority Innovation category, Limerick’s HAP (Housing Assistance Payments) Shared Services Centre is being recognised for its influence on the efficiency of the current HAP scheme.
The Limerick City and County Council has also been nominated in the category of customer service. The local authority has been shortlisted because of their implementation of customer service centres across the city and county.
The 2016 Excellence in Local Government Awards ceremony and Gala dinner will take place on November 24, 2016. There are sixteen award categories this year with the inclusion of a guest category, Outstanding Commemorations and Centenaries.
In 2015, Limerick City and County Council were nominated for and won the ‘Festival of the year Award’ for ‘A Giant’s Journey’ which was part of Limerick’s City of Culture 2014 celebrations.