Young Manager of the Year Award for Leadership and Management Excellence

As part of LGMA Queensland’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in local government, the Young Manager of the Year Award for Leadership and Management Excellence is awarded annually.   The Award acknowledges and encourages leadership and management excellence and is presented to a young local government employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the positive growth of their council and community.

The Award is open to managers aged 35 years or younger, who are employed by a Queensland local government and have been for a minimum of 12 months.  Nominations generally open in January each year and close in March with the Award announced at the Future Leaders Forum.

Nominations for the 2017 are now closed.  We look forward to announcing the winning recipient at the Future Leaders Forum Networking Event on Thursday 18 May in Cairns!

In 2017 the Young Manager of the Year Award is proudly supported by Preston Law

The 2016 Young Manager of the Year Award for Leadership and Management Excellence winner, Johann Muller, Longreach Regional Council. 


Johann Muller is a highly skilled individual committed to his region. A common theme throughout the nomination submitted by his council was that he is a personable and dedicated individual who has a great attitude towards his work and colleagues at all times. He is an engineer by trade and successfully implemented new asset management plans and systems across the organisation. Johann is an active in keeping abreast with standards and work practices for his position by attending conferences and industry local groups (Engineers Australia, Barcaldine group) and talking with other Councils who have specialist in the domains he is responsible for in Council. He also encourages his peers and staff to seek opportunities to broaden their skill sets and increase their career opportunities. With Johann’s own team he invests the time to understand ‘what makes them tick’ and, if they so desire, he develops professional development road maps for them to help them achieve their career inspirations.  An all-round team player and proactive contributor to all aspects of council, we applaud Johann Muller – winner of the 2016 Young Manager of the Year Award.

Previous winners include: Jane Frawley (Logan City Council – 2013), Jennifer Haines (Redland City Council 2012), Gerard Carlyon (Mackay Regional Council – 2011), Matthew Johns (Logan City Council – 2010), and more… 

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