Councillor Wendy Simon of Liverpool City Council wins Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Councillor.
What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life.
The winner of Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Officer, announced at noon on Tuesday 14 February, is Councillor Wendy Simon of Liverpool City Council.
Councillor Simon has 35 years’ experience in local government and is Assistant Mayor of Liverpool City Council as well as Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Events. Councillor Simon leads on the delivery of ambitious, ground breaking projects which put Liverpool at centre stage. Wendy also plays an active role as a Board member of Liverpool’s major cultural venues, attending meetings, events and activities throughout the year. She is readily accessible and willing to give advice and support whenever she can and is a true friend of all of the cultural attractions she is responsible for.
One of our judges, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, commented, “Cllr Simons has clearly overseen an immense range of strategies and initiatives that have raised the cultural impact for everyone in Liverpool.”
Wendy if our final winner of the Hearts for the Arts Awards 2017. Click here for the full list.