They have been nominated in the communications category.
A midlands local authority is on a shortlist of 91 projects named in over 15 categories in the Excellence in Local Government Awards.
Laois County Council are nominated in the communications category for their website, MidlandsIreland.ie: A Digital Roadmap to Promote the Midlands region
A new category, 'Urban Revival', showcases local authorities efforts to transform urban areas.
Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland, says in the past 10 years, local authorities have undertaken significant projects in their areas: