COSLA Resources Spokesperson wins prestigious award
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COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson has been announced as the best Councillor in Scotland for 2023 at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Councillor Katie Hagmann was named Scottish Local Politician of the Year at The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards 2023 at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh tonight (Thursday).

Councillor Hagmann said:  “This is a huge honour for me personally but also for the people who support me to undertake my role as COSLA Resources Spokesperson.

“I’m absolutely delighted with this recognition for both myself and the whole cross party political and officer team at COSLA.  I would like to pay tribute to the 32 Council Leaders in Scotland – they are the ones who take the tough decisions and then allow me to undertake my role as the COSLA Resources Spokesperson.

“I would also like to pay tribute to my fellow nominees in a very strong Local Politician Category this year.

“Being a Councillor is not an easy job and my fellow nominees, as well as every single Councillor in Scotland, deserves praise for the work they do in serving their communities.

“In the world of politics, we often find ourselves navigating through challenging times and dealing with complex issues and this has certainly been the case for me in terms of my role in COSLA this year.

“However, I really do love what I do both at the local level in Dumfries and Galloway,  and as Resources Spokesperson on the national stage for COSLA and I truly am honoured to receive this award.”