The Joy Baluch Award
The Joy Baluch Award, launched at the 2014 LGA Ordinary General Meeting and Showcase honours the late (Nancy) Joy Baluch AM, former President of the LGA and Mayor of Port Augusta. This annual award was established to recognise the contributions of women currently serving as Elected Members of South Australian Councils.
The implementation of the inaugural Joy Baluch Award for Women in Local Government faced a few difficulties relating to the timing of the award being during the 2014 Local Government Election period. As a result of concerns raised re the timing, award criteria, eligibility and nomination process, further consultation occurred in order to better align the intent of the Award with the wishes of the sector. The LGA Executive Committee also resolved to defer the Award until the April 2015 OGM. With a review conducted, the Award was announced at the April Ordinary General Meeting event with a call for nominations for 2014/15.
2018/19 Joy Baluch Award
Nominations for the 2018/19 Joy Baluch Award will open later this year.
The Award recognises the contributions made by women to the Local Government sector as Elected Members of South Australian Councils.
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Joy Baluch Award Recipients
Cr Betty Gill, City of Salisbury
Cr Carol Martin, City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg, City of Onkaparinga
Mayor Kathie Bowman, District Council of Orroroo Carrieton