Civic Office of the Year


The National Association of Civic Officers has promoted the Civic Office of the Year Award since 2003 and the Award has been won by a range of Councils from a very large City Council to a small Town Council with a part time Civic Officer.

The Award is designed to recognise and promote the work undertaken in your civic office where it contributes to the service provided to the community by your Council.

We are grateful for the continuing support, as award sponsors, of Vaughtons and Logocloth.


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The criteria on which entries are judged include:

Quality and Innovation

In the service you provide to your Mayor/Chairman

In the service provided to your Council

In the service provided to your Community

Promotion of the Office of Mayor/Chairman

In your Council and/or Community


How you have used your resources to best effect?

Don’t wait for others to do it for you, nominate your own civic office!

The information for the 2018 award is a prize of £500 cash will be awarded to the winning Office together with the trophy, and certificates.

Entry is simple - "no more than 10 pages of A4 (either electronic or hard copy) (please note that anything from page 11 onwards won’t be judged!)"

In future this Award will be held every other year and the next competition will be launched in the Autumn of 2020 the award for the Civic Officer of the Year 2020 being presented in the Spring of 2021.

For further information about the award scheme please contact NACO Executive Member, Christine Christensen, on 



 The 2018 Winner was Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.  The picture below shows Katie Neve and Caitlin Willmott of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council being presented with the Award by Vanessa Etheridge of Sevenoaks District Council, the previous winner, and Christine Christensen on behalf of NACO.

Civic Office winners 2019


This is Tunbridge Wells' submission

The 2017 Winner was Sevenoaks District Council.  The picture below shows Vanessa Etheridge from Sevenoaks being presented with their award by Kevin O'Keefe of the City of Wolverhampton Council, who were the previous winners

This is Sevenoaks' submission  



2016 Submission by City of Wolverhampton Council



Cornwall County


Charnwood Borough Council


Bracknell Forest Council


Broxstowe Borough Council


Waveney District Council


Chesterfield Borough Council


London Borough of Croydon


Nottinghamshire County Council


Cambridge City Council


Derby City Council


Prestatyn Town Council


Blenau Gwent Borough Council


Liverpool City Council

And the first winner for 2002 was the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea