Sian Rogers, Calderdale Council’s Policy and Projects Manager had her hard work and leadership talent recognised when she won the prestigious Public Sector Hero Award, sponsored by CCLA, from Locality, the national network for community organisations.
The awards were held at Locality’s 19th annual Convention on Wednesday, November 7th. The event sees over 550 people working in the community sector come together to share, learn and be inspired.
Tony Armstrong CEO of Locality said:
“Celebrating success is really important and it is fantastic that we have created the first ever Locality awards this year to recognise the amazing work our members do.
“Community organisations are in the front line of responding to many of the challenges we have as a country. They battle to balance scarce resources and rising demand for their services with ingenuity and steadfast commitment.
“The uniqueness and talent of the award winners is truly heartening and inspirational. Huge congratulations to Sian and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.”
As Policy and Projects Manager, Sian, has championed innovative projects to increase the wellbeing of local residents, including leading the partnership to support Calderdale’s voluntary groups, where voluntary and community sector groups can access support and services from one place.
Sian says of her award:
“I’m very proud to win this award working for Calderdale Council and with all the fabulous people and organisations of Calderdale. Congratulations to Halifax Opportunities Trust who were also well deserved, Locality award winners.
“Thank you to Locality for recognising the work that committed public servants do to support communities across the Country. Here’s to more collaboration between local government and powerful communities in the future.”
Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, said:
“Sian and her team deserve great credit for their important partnership work with Calderdale’s voluntary sector, which helps to strengthen our communities. Together, they are helping some of our most vulnerable residents, supporting our distinctive arts and culture, and making our area welcoming and resilient.”
The Public Sector Hero Award is sponsored by CCLA, founded in 1958, CCLA manage investments for charities, religious organisations and the public sector. This is all they do, because good is better. For more information visit www.ccla.co.uk(external link)
For more information about the awards visit; www.locality.org.uk(external link).