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Excellence in Local Government Awards

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 are welcome to enter and 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 2016 ELG Awards ceremony and Gala dinner will take place on 24th November 2016. There are sixteen award categories this year with the inclusion of a guest category, Outstanding Commemorations and Centenaries. 

Shortlist 2016 

You can read the full shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016 here

Winners 2015

Local Authority of the Year: Carlow County CouncilCarlow County Council wins Local Authority of the Year

Supporting Active Communities
• Monaghan County Council - The Peace Link
Best Practice in Citizen Engagement
• Fingal County Council - Fingal Age Friendly Facilities
Health & Wellbeing
• Dublin City Council - The Ballybough Community, Youth and Fitness Centre
Supporting Tourism
• Carlow County Council - Tourism Planning and Execution
Promoting Economic Development
• Cork City Council - ‘I wish’ stands for Inspire young Women to Investigate opportunities in Stem
Local Authority Innovation
• Wexford County Council - Environmental Incidents - Mobilised Investigation and Management
Sustainable Environment
• Cork County Council - Cork County Hall Campus Beyond 2020
Smarter Travel
• Mayo County Council - Westport Smarter Travel (WST)
Best Library Service
• South Dublin County Council - Creative Campus: Supporting our second level students in South Dublin
Sustaining the Arts
• South Dublin County Council - TENDERFOOT: A Volume Of Plays By & For Young People
Joint Local Authority Initiative
• Donegal County Council - SPACEial is an acronym for ‘Spatial Planning and Collaborative Exchange of Information and Learning’
Festival of the Year
• Limerick City and County Council - A Giant’s Journey, Limerick, September 2014
Parks and Recreation
• Wicklow County Council - Arklow Duck Pond, Nature Walk & Leisure Area
Outstanding Customer Service
• Cork County Council - Your Good Self: Cork’s Positive Self Help Programme
Enhancing the Urban Environment
• Wexford County Council - New Ross Quayfront Re-Development
Heritage and Built Environment
• Cavan County Council - World War 1 Experience at Cavan County Museum

To see the full shortlist from the 2015 ELG Awards click here

Click here to see photos of all 2015 ELG Award Winners. 

Please use the menu on the left to browse through previous year's shortlists and winners.

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