Councillor nominated for national award


A senior county councillor representing Ingoldmells has been nominated for a presitigious national award.

Executive member for economic development Coun Colin Davie is shortlisted for the 2015 C’llr Achievement Awards.

Coun Davie has been nominated in the Local Growth Achievement of the Year category at the annual awards - the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country, .

With nearly 200 nominations, a record amount for the awards, competition was extremely tight this year. Some of the other nine categories up for grabs include Leader of the Year, Young Councillor of the Year and Community Champion.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which takes place on Monday, March 2 at the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, Westminster City Council. The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.

The awards are organised by local democracy think tank LGiU and CCLA that provides specialist investment management for charities, faith organisations, and local authorities.

LGiU chief executive Jonathan Carr-West said: “After receiving a record number of nominations for the 2015 Cllr Achievement Awards we are delighted to unveil our shortlist of councillors and showcase their outstanding efforts.

“In a time of austerity, these councillors are in the trenches, innovating and improving the way local government works. We are delighted to recognise their work and look forward to announcing the winners next month.”

Coun Davie said: “It’s always humbling to be nominated for any award but I am delighted to have been short-listed from such a high number. This is an amazing statement of the positive work that all of our partners are doing here in Lincolnshire.”

Coun Davie became a member of Lincolnshire County Council in 2005. He was appointed to its Executive board in 2013 with responsibility for economic development, environment, strategic planning and tourism. He is also a director of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP. Outside of his council responsibilities he is CEO of an international events company and a trustee of national energy charity, The Renewable Energy Foundation.