Lake Macquarie City Council's CEO Morven Cameron has picked up a prestigious award at the 2019 Minister's Awards for Women in Local Government recently.
Ms Cameron was awarded the General Manager/Senior Staff - Regional or Rural category, in recognition of her contribution to local government over a 20-year career and her leadership within the industry.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said Ms Cameron's positive style of leadership and collaborative approach empowers people across the organisation.
"Since Ms Cameron's appointment as CEO 18 months ago, the organisation has moved from a traditional hierarchical structure to a more flexible and collaborative one that enables staff to be more responsive in the way they work and serve their community," Cr Fraser said.
"Ms Cameron has challenged stereotypes to become the first CEO/General Manager of Lake Macquarie City Council. She is a role model for women who aspire to leadership positions within the organisation, in local government and beyond."
Ms Cameron said she was honoured to receive the Award.
"I am extremely proud to lead an organisation that actively embraces innovation and seizes the opportunity to change the way we work in order to deliver better outcomes for our community."
Council's Customer Service Officer, Renee Keir, also received Highly Commended in the Women in Traineeships or Apprenticeships, Rural/Regional.