Anne Parnham, owner of The Lightning Centre Campbelltown, was announced as the 2015 Local Woman of the Year for the state electorate of Campbelltown on January 13.
Minister for Women Pru Goward was joined by local MP Bryan Doyle to present the award.
It recognises women who are seen to make significant contributions to the community and acts as a positive role model to the community.
Mr Doyle congratulated Ms Parnham on her achievement.
"Anne has owned and run the Campbelltown Lighting Centre for 34 years and is highly regarded in the Campbelltown region," Mr Doyle said.
"As the former president of the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce, Anne reinvigorated the Chamber during her tenure as president, making it a vibrant and effective Chamber.
"She is a current member of the NSW Business Chamber South West Regional Advisory Council.
"Anne is a talented, passionate local business woman who is deeply involved in her local community and a wonderful role model for women of all ages."
Ms Goward said there were countless outstanding women in NSW and the Local Woman of the Year awards were a chance for the community and NSW government to celebrate the impressive contributions they make.
"The Local Woman of the Year awards is something to look forward to each year because we get to share the inspirational journeys of a number of outstanding women in NSW," she said.
"It is the hard and often thankless work of women like Ms Parnham that make not only our communities great places to live, but defines who we are as Australians."
Mr Doyle said he was proud to nominate Ms Parnham as the Campbelltown 2015 Local Woman of the Year.
Local award winners are invited to attend the 2015 NSW Women of the Year award ceremony with their local Member of Parliament at Parliament House in March.
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