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Top Award For Katie

Dumfries and Galloway Council were delighted to hear that Councillor Katie Hagmann, who has been the Elected Member for Mid Galloway and Wigtown West since 2017, has won the prestigious Best Councillor in Scotland Award for 2023 at The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards.

The Herald Scottish Politician of The Year Awards are an annual highlight of Scotland’s political calendar. Established in 1999, the event promotes high standards of political performance and fosters constructive relationships between the worlds of politics and business. In what was a very strong Local Politician Category this year, Katie was recognised for her efforts in local politics.

Huge congratulations to Katie for her dedication and hard work, not only as a Dumfries and Galloway Councillor, but also as a COSLA Resources Spokesperson.

Katie said: “I am truly honoured to receive this national award and it means a great deal to me to see the work of Local Government recognised.
“It’s not an easy job, and I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the outstanding work of my fellow Councillors in all the work they do for their communities, locally and nationally. We may be of different political persuasions, but we all have the same goal: to serve our communities and achieve the best for our local citizens.
“I genuinely love what I do and have a real sense of achievement when I can make a difference and help people. I hope others, especially women, see the value in standing for elected office and thank my local community for giving me the opportunity to represent them every day.”
Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Gail Macgregor said: “I would wish to warmly congratulate Katie on this achievement which recognises the dedication Katie has given to her role both locally and nationally, I know she has put in a fair shift in the past year.”