Limerick City and County Council shortlisted for 10 Excellence in Local Government Awards

  • Virtural Riverfest 2020
  • Virtual Riverfest 2020 Fashion Friday
  • Virtual Riverfest 2020 - BBQ Demo
  • Shop Limerick, Support Limerick, Embrace Limerick
  • Bingo Wings Fidget Feet
  • Bingo Wings Project

Limerick City and County Council has been shortlisted for 10 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for 2020. The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards are held annually in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The 2020 awards will be the 17th year of the event.

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. 

The Awards highlight the important work that is carried out by local authorities for the benefit of local communities. 

The 10 shortlisted projects are: 

Category

Project

Promoting Economic Development

Shop Limerick on Limerick.ie – a virtual local marketplace

Festival of the Year

Virtual Riverfest Limerick 2020

Health & Wellbeing

Boxing Clever

Sustaining the Arts

Bingo Wings Project

Local Authority Innovation

Project 18 - Cora PPM

Age Friendly Initiative

Putting Your House in Order

Initiative through the Municipal Districts

PLACE EE (Platforms for Ageing Community Engagement- Exchange and Enterprise)

Enhancing the Urban Environment

Living Georgian City Programme

Disability Services Provision

Autism Awareness Training for Firefighters and First Responders

Commemorations and Centenaries

Max Arthur MacAuliffe Commemoration Ceremony

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “It is wonderful and very encouraging to see that the dedicated work being carried out by the staff of Limerick City and County Council is being recognised by these awards. All the work done by the local authority is for the betterment of the citizens of Limerick, and this is demonstrated by the projects that have been shortlisted.” 

Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Dr Pat Daly said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in 10 categories for this year’s Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. It is a fantastic sign of commitment from our staff and elected members, especially to be shortlisted in so many categories.” 

“Limerick City and County Council provides such a range of services to the people of Limerick and these awards showcase the work local authorities do on a daily basis. These projects are supporting the incredible work by communities right across Limerick, as we work in partnership to make Limerick a better place for everyone. This is our ethos and these nominations reflect that and recognise the commitment we have to local communities.” 

The awards will be presented on an online ceremony in November. 

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