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Who is laying the foundations for the future?

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As local government changes at an unprecedented pace, the LGC50 list of the sector’s most influential people offers an invaluable insight into who is really laying the foundations for the future.

This year, working with our partners at BT, we are changing the way that the list is put together to ensure that it is much more than a list of the ‘most famous’ local government characters.

It will share the names of those who, often quietly and without ceremony, are changing the way that councils work. It will be an important reference resource for the year ahead.

Today we are asking you to think about who has influenced your thinking, and nominate those who you feel are at the cutting edge of new local government thinking.

Being influential is about more than profile and power. It is about affecting decisions directly or indirectly – inspiring and leading new thinking. Our judges will be looking for the sphere and level of influence, as well as the extent to which nominees have stepped out of their comfort zone to effect change and reached out across other sectors.

This kind of leadership will be vital for the challenging times ahead and will be a core focus for LGC. So I am delighted that BT is our leadership partner for 2011-12 and that the LGC50 marks the start of a year of joint activity to support local government leaders. I look forward to launching more exciting projects in the coming months.

Emma Maier, editor


How to Nominate

Nominating is straightforward. Simply send an email to giving:

  • The name, job title, and organisation of the person you wish to nominate
  • The category you wish to nominate under
  • Send your nominations by 21 February

There is no limit on the number of people you can nominate.


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Who is laying the foundations for the future?

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