Stella Manzie is among a number of key local government figures to be recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
The former Birmingham City Council interim chief executive and ex-lead commissioner at Rotherham MBC has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to local government.
Calderdale MBC’s leader Tim Swift (Lab) received an MBE for services to local government and regeneration in Halifax, while the same council’s director for adults and children’s services, Stuart Smith, received an OBE for his services to children.
Lincolnshire CC’s deputy leader Patricia Bradwell (Con) received an OBE for services to local government and the council’s executive director for children’s social care, Debbie Barnes, received the same honour for services to children’s social care.
Hampshire CC’s director of children’s services Steve Crocker has received an OBE for services to children’s social care in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Arun DC leader Gillian Brown (Con) has been awarded an OBE for services to local government and the community in West Sussex.
Peter Dwyer, former director of children and young peoples’ services at North Yorkshire CC, has received a CBE for services to children’s social work.
Newcastle City Council councillor David Wood (Lab) has received a CBE for political and public service, while Jeffrey Ennis a councillor at Barnsley MBC has received an OBE for parliamentary and political services.
Diana McKenna, head of specialist disabled children’s services at Derbyshire CC, has also received an OBE for services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Former Test Valley BC leader and current mayor Ian Carr (Con) has received an OBE for servces to local government and the community in Test Valley, while Gloucestershire CC’s chief fire officer Stewart Edgar has given the same honour for services to local government.
Celia Knight, neighbourhood development officer at Nottingham City Council has received an MBE for services to the community in Nottingham, while Lorraine Long, a foster carer at Leeds City Council has received the same honour for services to children and families.
Sarah Jane Mears, a library services manager at Essex CC, has also received an MBE for services to children and young people.