Jason Kitcat has been shortlisted for a special award for his “leadership and drive” in negotiating a minority administration.
The Brighton and Hove council leader is one of five UK local politicians nominated for the Judges’ Special Award in the 2015 C’llr Achievement Awards.
He was shortlisted “in recognition of his leadership and drive as the head of a first time minority administration, overcoming significant challenges in service of the city and its citizens.”
Cllr Kitcat said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be shortlisted for this award. Brighton’s many successes are due to the hard work and partnership approach of many people across the city so this nomination recognises all of their efforts.”
The awards, now in their sixth year, are organised by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) think tank and CCLA Investment Management Ltd, which
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “After receiving a record number of nominations for the 2015 C’llr 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.”
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Monday 2nd March 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.