2018 event highlights
The event featured a keynote address by Melanie Raymond, the chair of
Connect Communities who, in October 2012 was named one of Australia's
Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Westpac & Australian Financial
Review 100 Women of Influence Awards. Last year Melanie was awarded the
Order of Australia medal in the Australia Day honours.
Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of the winner
of the 2018 Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund Award which recognises
women, both in Local Government and beyond, 35 years and under who have
demonstrated achievements in improving community life. This year's award winner was Lauren Watt, Coordinator Environmental Sustainability at Surf Coast Shire Council.