The Retirement Living Council is proud to recognise high achievement by village operators, staff and suppliers as they provide senior Australians with the quality experience they are seeking in their retirement. Our annual Awards program began with the Village Manager of the Year award, which was instituted in the 1990s. This was followed by the Rising Generation Award to acknowledge young and emerging talent, created in 2012. In 2017, the National Retirement Living Awards were expanded to highlight achievement across the entire breadth of the sector, incorporating design, innovation, refurbishment and marketing. In 2018, the Awards added a new category, Salesperson of the Year, to recognise sales staff displaying excellence, innovation and care for their incoming residents. In 2020, we will add another new category, Award for Best Retirement Living Development, to recognise a retirement living development where no less than 50 units or dwellings have been completed in a new or refurbished development.