Leader of the Year in Local Government

The winner of this award will be leading an organisation and would have clearly demonstrated leadership qualities. He/she will be respected and demonstrate excellence in leading an organisation to meet designated objectives and outcomes in the interests of public service and advancing excellence within the sector.

Open To

  • Individuals only.
  • Must be currently working in the identified category in WA or have worked there during the preceding financial year.

Nominated By

Third party only.

How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see below)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Award Assessment Criteria Document


  • C1: Provide a summary of the nominee’s leadership philosophy and the principles they bring to their organisation. 
  • C2: Outline how the nominee has achieved significant strategic outcomes for their organisation.
  • C3: Describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in public administration and management over recent years.
  • C4: Describe how the nominee provides excellent leadership within their organisation and/or during their career. 
  • C5: Using examples, demonstrate how the nominee’s organisation exhibits best practice in public administration as a result of the nominee’s leadership.