Winners for Sustainable Environment 2014
Cavan County Council was awarded an Excellence in Local Government Award in the Sustainable Environment Category for the Citizen Engagement Strategy for the Domestic Wastewater Assessments (DWWA). The project team from the Environment Section, Cavan County Council included Colm O’ Callaghan Senior Executive Chemist, Allison Treanor, Environmental Executive Scientist and Diane McInerney, Environment Section.
These prestigious annual awards recognise excellence merit and models of best practice across Local Authorities. This is the 11th year of the Excellence in Local Government Awards. These awards are organised by Chambers Ireland the representative body for Chambers of Commerce throughout Ireland in partnership with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
Cavan County Council Scoops Top Award at Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2011
Cavan County Council was named Local Authority of the Year 2011 at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The Awards are in their 8th year in 2011 and are run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
The awards showcase best practice in local government and highlight some of the great projects that local authorities are undertaking. The Awards are judged by a panel of expert judges working in the field of Local Government. The awards also strengthen ties between Local Authorities and regional Chambers.This year 101 applications from 26 local authorities were submitted to Chambers Ireland and competition for a place on the shortlist was extremely tough. Despite the competition, Cavan County Council was successful in having 11 of its projects shortlisted.
Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “These Awards seek to recognise and encourage local authorities who seek to do better despite tighter budgetary constraints and the wider economic challenges being felt throughout Ireland.”
“Working with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Chambers Ireland contributes to the development of efficient local government in Ireland by highlighting best practice and encouraging local authorities to achieve more for all of their stakeholders.”
Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government added, "I am delighted that my Department is associated with Chambers Ireland's Excellence in Local Government Awards and how they showcase the admirable work that Local Authorities do. I would like to pass on my congratulations to all the winners and indeed all of the shortlist applicants – the standard of projects this year was outstanding.”
Other Awards presented Cavan were:
Supporting Active Communities sponsored by Eirgrid
Cavan County Council – West Cavan Peace III Engaging Men
Parks and Recreation sponsored by The European Recycling Platform
Cavan County Council – Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
CPD Company of the Year Awards 2011
Cavan County Council was the overall winner of the Engineers Ireland, Public Sector Award for its work in Continual Professional Development through “Advanced Knowledge Sharing”.
The project demonstrated how a dedicated team of engineers focused on delivering an in-house waste minimisation programme. The team then actively engaged with the local business community to promote active participation in the various minimisation programmes. This has resulted in significant cost savings for all participants.
Public Service Excellence Award
Cavan County Council wins Public Service Excellence Award for Outdoor Gym, Con Smith Park, Cavan. This prestigious award was presented to Mr. Jack Keyes, County Manager, Cavan County Council by An Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowen, T.D. at an awards ceremony in Dublin Castle on the 8th of July, 2010.
View the Outdoor Gym slide show
Overall 02 Ability Award for Public Sector
The winning of this prestigious award is a massive achievement and is coming at a great time for the County.
The judges said: “the County Council embraces disability and demonstrates it can put disability policies into action, delivering real and tangible business benefits both internally and externally. Leadership is evident from top management right throughout the county council. They take an organisational wide approach to disability.“
It is very important that we keep building on the good work done to date to ensure that people with disabilities have maximum access to everything that is going on in County Cavan.
FAS Excellence Through People Award
Cavan County Council are delighted and very proud of their achievement in receiving this esteemed award.
This is Ireland’s National Human Resource Management Standard and it’s purpose is to encourage organisations to strive for excellence through the training, development and involvement of their staff.
Following a thorough assessment conducted by FAS, Cavan County Council received a very high overall score of 90.03% and will hold this award for a period of two years. This award focuses on people as a key resource and is due recognition to the commitment of all staff of Cavan County Council who continually focus on providing excellent customer service.
The Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer logo recognises good organisational practice in the area of professional development for engineers and technical staff and receives the formal backing of the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment.
The CPD Accreditation Scheme is designed to support lifelong learning by stimulating and recognising good organisational practice in the area of professional development for engineers and technical staff but can also be applied to all staff members in all areas of the organisation.
It is meant to yield measurable benefits under the following headings: Maximising potential of employees, Optimising payback from Training and Development expenditures, Creating an innovative and dynamic culture, Better alignment of business goals with annual plans and personal development, Improving recruitment and retention of staff and Raising the profile of our Office.
Cavan County Council has been accredited by Engineers Ireland in recognition of the quality of, and commitment to, its CPD systems and practices for engineering & technical staff for a maximum of 3 years.