Cr Glenn Churchill.Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Cr Glenn Churchill.Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven GLA050416COUNCIL

Councillor recognised as one of region's top leaders

GLENN Churchill has been recognised as one of the region's top community leaders.

The Gladstone Region councillor won the Community Leader category at the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards 2017 - Capricornia Regional Final on Friday.

Cr Churchill has had a varied career.

A former mayor of the Banana Shire Council, he's also been a police officer and is currently chair of the Gladstone PCYC.

"I was humbled and honoured," he said of the achievement.

"I'm excited about the next step."

Cr Churchill said he did not know who nominated him, but thanked them whole-heartedly.

David Pich, chief executive of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, said the consistently high calibre of finalists and winners in regional Queensland showed great leadership wasn't only found in places like Silicon Valley or New York.

Nor was it limited to capital cities like Sydney or Brisbane.

Winners of each category are now finalists in the Queensland ALEAs, held later this month at the at Brisbane City Hall.