Cessnock City Seniors Festival wins big at Local Government Awards
Last night, the 2016 Cessnock City Seniors Festival won the RH Dougherty Award for Innovation in Special Events at the Local Government NSW Awards in Sydney.
The RH Dougherty Awards aim to recognise and encourage a greater understanding and communication by councils to their local communities and Cessnock City Council has done just that.
The Cessnock City Seniors Festival gets bigger and better each year and the 2016 program of events was well deserving of this award.
The theme in 2016 was Love Life and our local program offered 45 events and activities for local seniors across the region, which attracted over 1,500 participants.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent attended the awards and was extremely proud when Cessnock City Council was called up to the stage.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in planning, supporting and hosting events for the Cessnock City Seniors Festival in 2016.”
“The Seniors Week Advisory Committee worked closely with over 30 local organisations, the Cessnock City Senior Citizen of the Year and Council to put the program together and this is a great recognition of the hard work that went in.”
“This award illustrates the strength in partnerships and how wonderfully engaged our local community is and I look forward to what the 2018 Seniors Festival brings,” added Cr Pynsent.
The Cessnock Youth Week Organising Committee should also be very proud as they were acknowledged as a finalist for Best Youth Week 2017 at the Local Government Awards.