Cllr Taylor wins Leader of the Year Award

02 Nov 2016

Stevenage Borough Council Leader Councillor Sharon Taylor has won the LGiU and CCLA C’llr Achievement Award for Leader of the Year.

The award recognises her commitment to her home town and her longstanding role as a local councillor and Leader of Stevenage Borough Council. She was presented with the award at the Guildhall’s Livery Hall in London on Tuesday 1 November after beating off competition from around 200 nominations.

Councillor Sharon Taylor said: “I’m overwhelmed, delighted and truly surprised to win the LGIU Council Leader of the Year. My amazing journey as a councillor has been such a privilege and more than anything I am proud of my fantastic home town of Stevenage and what it has achieved in its 70 years which continues to inspire me every day.

“I have been inspired, supported and encouraged by wonderful colleagues across the political spectrum. Special thanks to all of them.”

Scott Crudgington, Chief Executive of Stevenage Borough Council, said: “Congratulations to Cllr Taylor on winning this prestigious award. She has worked tirelessly to make our community a better place to live and this is a fitting reward for her success in leading us through a period of change and uncertainty towards a new vision for our future.”

Cllr Taylor has been the Leader of Stevenage Borough Council since 2006 and a councillor for the Symonds Green ward in Stevenage for the last 19 years. She is also a Hertfordshire County Councillor, Deputy Chair of the Local Government Association and Deputy Leader of the Local Government Association Labour Group (since 2008).