WALGA runs the Local Government Honours Program to recognise the most valuable and committed members of our community.

There are six categories of awards:

The Local Government Medal and the Life Membership Award recognise outstanding achievements and significant contributions by Elected Members and Officers to the Association and/or to Local Government. 
 
The Eminent Service Award recognises personal commitment, eminent service and contribution to Local Government or the Association by an Elected Member or Serving Officer of the Association.
 
Those who have provided a high degree of service as either a State Councillor for over 8 years or an Elected Member for more than 12 years could be eligible for the Long and Loyal Award.
 
Merit Awards recognise Councillors who have demonstrated distinguished service to the community through their Local Government and Local Government Officers’ can be nominated for the Local Government Distinguished Officer Award in recognition of their achievements.
 
Nomination packs will be available in March each year by visiting the WALGA website. Awards will be presented to recipients at a ceremony held during the Local Government Convention each year.