I was delighted to learn today that I have been shortlisted in the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Awards 2012 in the "Online Councillor of the Year" category! I was particularly honoured as I am the only councillor from a Scottish local authority shortlisted in any of the 11 categories.
LGiU advised me :
"I am pleased to inform you that you have been shortlisted for an award at the 2012 LGiU and CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards.
Now in their third year, the C’llr Achievement Awards are established as the only national ceremony to recognise and reward the fantastic work of councillors from across the political spectrum.
There are 11 different awards on offer in 2012, and the shortlists for each category are now available on the LGiU blog.
The winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony in Westminster City Hall on 27th February, 2012. Several high profile speakers are expected to attend, including Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles (confirmed). An official invitation to the ceremony will be emailed to you later this week.
Congratulations on being shortlisted."
I am very grateful for being nominated and shortlisted.