Waipā District Council were awarded the PRINZ Supreme award in May 2022 for their What’s next Waipā? campaign. The campaign embarked on 17 months of targeted, innovative community relations work, inspiring local Waipā residents to share their wants and needs for the district and engage in the development of Council’s 2021-2031 Long Term Plan. The campaign also won Gold in the Community Relations and Engagement category. Supported by a strategy that put listening ahead of speaking, and implemented through a range of inventive communications and engagements techniques, the team delivered results not only for the Council, but for the Waipā community.
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Your presenter is..
Sally Sheedy – Group Manager Customer and Community Services, Waipā District Council
Sally started her career as a Landscape Architect working at Auckland City Council before moving to a project management role delivering a variety of parks projects across Tamaki Makarau’s Maungakiekie and Eastern Suburbs. Sally’s career has been within the Parks, Sport, Recreation and Community Facility space, working in senior roles at Auckland Regional Council, Hamilton City Council, Auckland Council and Waipā District Council. In February 2022, Sally’s contribution to the Parks Industry was recognised through receiving the Ian Galloway Memorial Cup from Recreation Aotearoa. Sally has recently moved into a new position, Group Manager Customer and Community Services at Waipā District Council expanding her skillset to cover the Communication and Engagement and Community Advisor space. In this role she leads the teams that manage the District’s parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries, museums, trust management including pools and Maungatautari Ecological Island, community connection and Communication and Engagement. Sally has a passion for providing spaces and services for the community to enjoy, and can often be seen out running or cycling along the districts many cycle ways and parks.