The 2022 AskYourTeam Emerging Leader of the Year Award will be presented to an emerging leader, aged 35 or under, who has a proven track record of designing or delivering innovative and successful programmes, projects, processes or practices with an identifiable community impact.

The recipient will travel to Columbus/Franklin County, United States, to attend the 2022 ICMA Conference (ongoing travel restrictions due to COVID-19 may necessitate in a change to this destination).

Download the 2022 Emerging Leader of the Year Award Application Form here

The AskYourTeam Emerging Leader of the Year Award is offered as an important aspect of the Taituarā strategy to support increased leadership capability in the sector. The Award is part of the Taituarā LGLeadership Pathways initiative which includes a range of programmes and activities that provide staff across the sector with outstanding leadership development opportunities.

The winner of the 2021 Award was Central Hawke’s Bay Council’s Darren de Klerk.

If you have any queries regarding this award or the LGLeadership Pathway's initiative please email