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Two new awards honour Wellington's first female councillor

Both awards are funded by a generous donation the County received from Mr. Robert Logan in recognition of his late wife, the first female councillor to sit on Wellington County Council, Luella “Lou” Logan
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05-24-2019 GT Luella Logan Award
Past Warden and retired Wellington County Councillor Lynda White was presented with the first Luella Logan Award at Thursday's Wellington County Council meeting. Photo courtesy of County of Wellington Facebook page.

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WELLINGTON COUNTY
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At Thursday's County Council meeting, Councillor George Bridge announced the launch of the Luella Logan Scholarship and the Luella Logan Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Politics; two $1,500 awards that the County will present annually to honour Wellington County women in politics. 

Both awards are funded by a generous donation the County received from Mr. Robert Logan in recognition of his late wife, the first female councillor to sit on Wellington County Council, Luella “Lou” Logan.

“We are so honoured to have received this generous gift from the Logan family,” said Wellington County Warden, Kelly Linton. “Luella Logan contributed so much to Wellington County during her political career, and these awards are a wonderful way to honour her commitments and ensure that her legacy lives on in our communities.”

The Luella Logan Scholarship will grant $1,500 annually to a young woman pursuing post-secondary studies in political science, public administration, or a related undergraduate or graduate degree at a Canadian college or university. Selection of the scholarship recipient will be based on academic excellence and demonstration of leadership and interest in local government. 

The annual Luella Logan Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Politics will be presented to a retired female politician who has shown outstanding service in local politics with the County of Wellington, or one of the County’s member municipalities. The recipient will receive a donation of $1,500 to allocate to the charity of her choice. 

Today, the 2019 Award was presented to Past Warden and retired Wellington County Councillor Lynda White. Councillor White announced her plans to donate the award to the #GetInTouchForHutch charity, which works to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness and provide resources to young adults that are suffering. 

“Luella was an incredibly inspiring woman,” said Councillor Bridge. “She was first elected to Palmerston Council in 1966, and succeeded at the polls in five consecutive elections in ten years. She served on many different committees and boards, and really helped pave the way for women in politics in Wellington County.” 

Additional details about the Luella Logan Scholarship and Award will be posted to www.wellington.ca shortly.    

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