Will Griffith, Lancaster City Council’s public realm manager, came away with a silver in the inaugural ‘Rising Star’ category at the MJ Achievement Awards.
The awards, which were presented on Wednesday evening, recognise the best of local government.
Will, who started work for the city council in 2002 as a lifeguard at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, was nominated due to his dedication towards public service, his business acumen, innovation and commitment to putting customers first.
Although Will lost out to eventual winner Matthew Biggs from Staffordshire County Council, he was delighted to have been nominated.
Will, who has also managed Williamson Park during his time with the city council, said: “I was thrilled to have even been nominated for the Rising Star Award, so it was a great honour to be shortlisted and then awarded silver.
“It has been great to have my role at Lancaster City Council recognised by the judges, but I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the help and support of my fantastic colleagues.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Lancaster City Council for the fantastic opportunities provided to me over the years.”
Coun Brendan Hughes, Cabinet member with responsibility for clean and green, said: “Will has consistently demonstrated exceptional skills and commitment and delivered outstanding results for the council and the people that it serves.
“This award nomination was well deserved and I am sure that his career will go from strength to strength. I would like to wish him every success for the future.”
Last updated: 29 June 2018