The Local Government Information Technology SA (LGITSA) Awards have been introduced in an effort to promote and reward excellence in Information Technology (IT) and Information Management (IM) across the Local Government sector in South Australia. Through this recognition it is envisaged that the overall perceived professionalism of the sector will improve, resulting in increased pride by all Local Government participants whose valuable contribution to IT and IM often goes unnoticed.
The awards, and the associated stories underpinning them, will also be used as a promotional opportunity to the wider South Australian, and potentially Australian, technology, government and corporate sectors. All awards are presented at the annual awards Gala Dinner as part of the LGITSA October Conference.
“Adelaide Hills Council was delighted to participate in the LGITSA Awards program last year, and even more delighted to have been the recipient of the Information Management Excellence – Rural Award. The opportunity and the process ensured that we appropriately reflected on the project and the outcomes which might otherwise not have been acknowledged in the same way. Simple projects are often assumed to be business as usual however taking the time to reflect on it through the LGITSA Awards program reminded us of the great benefit of even the most simple projects. Completion of projects are often not celebrated so we appreciated the opportunity to participate and celebrate this simple but important project with the team involved.”
Natalie Westover, Manager Property Services, Adelaide Hills Council
“The 2017 Awards clearly identified that there are many people across our sector delivering high quality technology and information innovation to our Councils and communities. It was an honour for everyone in our team to win an award. It was a great way to finish off a tough and challenging year. It also helped to build cultural bonds across the business because the initiatives are based on our workforce embracing technology and change.”
Chris James, Manager Information Services, City of West Torrens