Councillor Tegan Swan has been awarded the Ministers’ Award for Women in Local Government for an Elected Representative of a Rural or Regional Council at a function held at Parliament House to mark International Women’s Day.
The winners of the 2018 Awards were presented with their accolades by the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP.
The Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW. In addition to recognising the significant contribution of Award winners, they aim to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in local government in NSW.
Acting Mayor Cr George Cecato congratulated Cr Swan on her achievement: “Cr Swan is a valued member of Council and sets wonderful example for other women who aspire to lead their community.
“She is passionate about serving the communities of the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area and particularly the Northern Beaches Area.
“Like most women she manages her commitments to the community along with being a mother and working full time, this award is a testament to her hard work and passion.
“It’s great that she has received this award for International Women’s Day.”