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CGA Community Champion honoured at TPAS Awards 2014


Published by CGA Comms for Community Gateway Association in Housing and also in Communities

Sue Lyons recieving her third place award at the TPAS awards Sue Lyons recieving her third place award at the TPAS awards

Community Gateway Association is celebrating a successful day at the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Northern Final in Manchester on Friday 11 April.

The TPAS awards recognise tenants who go the extra mile, it supports landlords and tenants who work together and great ideas that show what can be achieved when people are truly involved.

Sue Lyons, a member of CGA’s Gateway Tenants’ Committee and Board Member, came third in the Tenant of the Year Category, which is a fantastic achievement for someone who has done so much in such a short period of time.

She joined CGA’s Gateway Tenants’ Committee (GTC) in 2010, and since then she has been fully involved and is seen as positive role model for new members who join the committee, ensuring tenants are at the heart of the decision making process.

Sue is extremely motivated and became a valued member of the GTC, so much so that she was nominated by her peers and subsequently elected onto CGA’s Board as one of the organisations seven tenant Board members.

Her time and contribution has been invaluable and she has proven that even when life seems to be throwing all it can at you, with support, and direction you can still achieve great things.

Sue after receiving her award said “I would like to say a huge thank to everyone at CGA for all their support.  

My personal journey has been out of this world. Something I would never have dreamed of a couple of years ago.  I am immensely proud of being a member of such an amazing team.”

Jinty Williams, CGA Community Development Officer who nominated Sue said,

“Sue’s confidence has grown tremendously over the last 2 years, she is an extremely valued member of the GTC and our Board and supports and motivates others, always happy to share her knowledge and experience.

She is a lovely lady who has achieved so much more than she thought possible.”


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