Local Government Awards for Officers

Council Staff who demostrate long and outstanding commitment to the whole of Local Government, exemplary or eminent service may be awarded a Local Government Award for Service or Life Membership. Click here for guidelines and here for criteria.

Life Member LGAT Award 2019

Congratulations to Mr Andrew Paul, Retired General Manager, City of Clarence, Awarded LGAT Life Membership 2019. 

Picture: LGAT President Mayor Christina Holmdahl, Mr Andrew Paul, LGAT CEO Dr Katrena Stephenson

Mr Andrew Paul, Life Membership Award














Andrew Paul was General Manager at City of Clarence for 16 years, retiring in July 2019. Commencing in 1977, Andrew served in Local Government for over 40 years with over 20 years in Executive roles. Prior to being appointed at City of Clarence in 2003, Andrew worked in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.  

Andrew is well respected in the industry and is seen as a valuable contributor to Boards and organisations. He has served on a number of committees and organisations during his period in Local Government in Tasmania. Andrew has been a strong supporter of LGAT and other councils, quick to provide advice and feedback or lend an officer’s time or expertise. In his time at Clarence, Andrew led the City through a period of sustained, and impressive growth.

Award for Outstanding Commitment and Service to Local Government 2019

Congratulations to Mr Ron Sanderson, General Manager Brighton Council, Awarded for Outstanding Commitment and Service to Local Government 2019. 

Picture: LGAT President Mayor Christina Holmdahl, Mr Ron Sanderson General Manager Brighton Council, LGAT CEO Dr Katrena Stephenson

 Ron Sanderson Award 2019













Ron Sanderson, an engineer by profession, began his career in Tasmanian Local Government as Manager of Technical Services for the Circular Head Council in 1987. In 1993 Ron moved to Brighton Council as Manager Engineering Services and quickly became Deputy General Manager. Ron was appointed General Manager in 2005.

During Ron Sanderson’s leadership as General Manager, the Brighton Municipality has experienced exponential growth, services to ratepayers and the community have expanded significantly, key innovations have been introduced, and the Council has been managed in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner. Ron has been a strong advocate for the Brighton Municipality to important stakeholders at local, state and national level.

Ron believes Local Government is a community and has always been willing to help another council or other individuals within the sector. He has fostered a positive and healthy work environment, where people are encouraged to try things, be creative and to learn. The low staff turnover at Brighton Council is testament to this supportive and flexible culture. Ron Sanderson, who is one of the longest serving council general managers in Tasmania, is recognised as a generous leader in Local Government and for community service in Tasmania.