This award honours the late Mayor of Winton Shire, Graham ‘Butch’ Lenton.
Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Councils Innovation Award
About the Award
The Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Council Innovation Award was created in 2018 by Peak Services to recognise innovation in Queensland’s bush councils and celebrate the contribution the late Mayor of Winton Shire, Graham ‘Butch’ Lenton, made to his beloved community of Winton and the local government in Queensland.
Running since 2018, to date, three winners have received a $10,000 bursary to support the initiative awarded:
2020 - Burke Shire Council in recognition of their innovative use of virtual reality technology for staff training.
This year, applications will be judged by a committee made up of LGAQ Chief Executive Officer, Greg Hallam AM, Peak Services Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brent Reeman, Richmond Shire Council Mayor, John Wharton and Balonne Shire Council Mayor, Samantha O’Toole.