Deputy Mayor Madonna Stewart-Sharpe and Councillor Tina Neary Win MNL Leadership Achievement Award
This week, two members of our Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s council were honoured with a shared award at the MNL Leadership Awards for Women and Gender Diverse Individuals in the Municipal Sector. Both Deputy Mayor Madonna Stewart-Sharpe and Councillor Tina Neary were named as the co-winners of the 2022 Achievement Award!
The Achievement Award is one of two awards presented annually at the MNL Leadership Summit for Women and Gender Diverse Individuals in the Municipal Sector. The Achievement Award is presented to an individual (or in the case of 2022 – two individuals!) relatively new in their role as a municipal leader, but who has demonstrated guidance or management which led to specific actions and/or observable changes or accomplishments within their community.
The awards were presented by Amy Coady, MNL president, on November 2nd at the Leadership Summit for Women and Gender Diverse Individuals in the Municipal Sector, which occurred as a part of annual MNL Conference, Trade Show and AGM in Gander. Congratulations to our Deputy Mayor and Councillor on such a wonderful achievement.
In addition to their awards, Councillor Tina Neary was also re-elected to her role as Avalon Director with the MNL Board for the next two-year term. We are delighted to have a representative from our own Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Town Council to serve with MNL and represent the interests of the growing number of municipal councils in the province. Way to go, Councillor Neary!
This is not the first time our female elected officials have been recognized at MNL’s Leadership Summit for Women and Gender Diverse Individuals. In 2019, Mayor Carol McDonald was named as the first recipient of the Inspiration Award, which is presented to an individual whose long-time dedication to local government has benefited the people of their community and has inspired others to step forward into leadership roles. Learn more about Mayor McDonald’s 2019 award, here: