2020 ALGIM Special Awards

During the COVID crisis there has been incredible work carried out by unsung heroes throughout local government. The ALGIM Special Awards wish to reward local authorities for exercising leadership and innovation during COVID-19.

The results will be announced and presented at a special online awards ceremony on Friday, 2 October 2020, 2:00 pm.

To register to attend this ceremony please click this link

We have been delighted with the response receiving a total of 45 nominations for the three award categories.

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the Project Awards, these are:

Fast-Tracked Project

  • Tauranga City Council - Step change learning and development for our people
  • Kaipara District Council - Microsoft Teams fast track rollout 
  • Far North District Council - #DigitalDemocracy 
  • Auckland Transport - Rapid digital response to COVID‐19: providing Aucklanders with the confidence to use public  transport. 
  • Tasman District Council - Delivering DORIS EDRMS and GIS platform leveraging Microsoft365

New Initiatives Project

  • Taranaki Regional Council - Backyard Biodiversity ‐ Taiao Taiepa Ki Tua 
  • Ashburton District Council - Mid Canterbury Open for Business
  • Wellington City Council - Sending a Rippl through post‐lockdown Wellington 
  • Auckland Council - COVID Track & Trace Tech Solutions  
  • Auckland Transport - COVID‐19 Executive Information Portal

Supportive Team 

23 nominations received from: 

Wellington City Council, Waipa District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Dunedin City Council, South Taranaki District Council, Selwyn District Council, Waitomo District Council, Porirua City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Environment Southland, Tararua District Council, Far North District Council, Whangarei District Council, Auckland Council, Environment Canterbury, Clutha District Council, Southland District Council, Auckland Transport, Waikato Regional Council, Waimakariri District Council

The Awards

Supportive Team Awards               

This award is all about the people. Whether it's your team, or another team you worked with, this award will recognise those who pulled together and made the seemingly impossible happen. It could be your customer service team shifting to a remote call centre in two days, the IT team that worked tirelessly to ensure everyone could work from home, or the comms team that kept everyone updated and in the know. Whoever it is, we want to award their hard work.


Supportive Team Award: Customer Experience Category -

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Supportive Team Award: Information Communication Technology Category -  Sponsored by:     



Supportive Team Award: Web & Digital Category -

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Supportive Team Award: All of Council Category-

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Fast-Tracked Project Award          Sponsored by  

Did you see COVID barreling toward us and suddenly realise the project you were working on would soon be a necessity? That's what this award is all about. Those projects that were already on the programme for this year, but had to be brought forward to meet your council's business needs.

New Initiatives Award                     Sponsored by  

This one is all about the innovation. We've heard plenty of stories of how councils came up with brand new initiatives to keep their core business functions running, stay in communication with their communities, and ensure everyone was safe. So, if you have a new project that only came about because of COVID and its impacts, this award is for you!

NB Nominations for these 2020 ALGIM Special Awards are now closed.

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