The 2016 Cessnock City Seniors Festival has been recognised at state level with a nod at the Local Government NSW Awards last week.
Cessnock City Council won the RH Dougherty Award for Innovation in Special Events (Division B: population 30,000 to 100,000).
The award aims to recognise and encourage a greater understanding and communication by councils to their local communities, with entries from the 2016 calendar year.
The 2016 Cessnock City Seniors Festival offered 45 events and activities that attracted over 1500 participants.
Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent congratulated everyone involved in planning, supporting and hosting events for the Cessnock City Seniors Festival in 2016.
“The Seniors Week Advisory Committee worked closely with over 30 local organisations, the Cessnock City Senior Citizen of the Year and Council to put the program together and this is a great recognition of the hard work that went in,” he said.
“This award illustrates the strength in partnerships and how wonderfully engaged our local community is and I look forward to what the 2018 Seniors Festival brings.”
The Cessnock Youth Week Organising Committee was also a finalist for Best Youth Week program at the Local Government Awards, for the third time since 2014.
Take a look back at the 2016 Cessnock City Seniors Festival in the gallery below.