INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
LG Professionals Australia and its US counterpart ICMA are thrilled to announce local government’s most valuable scholarship; the International Professional Exchange Program. Consisting of a two-week placement in a local government office in the US and then hosting a US local government professional in their home council, this exchange is a unique opportunity for local government’s emerging leaders to take that next step, both in their careers and personally. Councils will benefit from having an emerging leader gain international experience, with the learning to be shared across the council. The hosting element of the program will enable participants to see their own locality, community and role from a new perspective; opening up a world of possibilities!
FEDERAL ELECTION STATEMENT
LG Professionals Australia is calling for the blame game between all levels of government to stop if real change and improvements to service delivery and innovation are to be made under the new government.
As the level of government closest to communities and cities, LG Professionals Australia released a Media Release prior to the Federal Election calling for local government to have a seat at the table in Canberra, to advocate directly on behalf of communities, in the lead up to the Federal election.
FANCY A POSTING IN FIJI?
Local Government Professionals Australia is assisting the Commonwealth Local Government Forum Pacific Programme and the Fiji Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment in the recruitment of two Chief Executives for the Town Councils of Nadi and Nasinu. Expressions of interest are invited from highly experienced and qualified council General Managers, CEO’s and Directors for these unique positions in Fiji.
LG PROFESSIONALS AUSTRALIA WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT
LG Professionals Australia is very pleased to announce Andrew Wardlaw as the new National President. The General Manager of Burnie City Council in Tasmania, Andrew takes on the additional role of President for the next 12 months, having served on the LG Professionals Australia board since 2011.
NEW RESEARCH RELEASED - TRANSFORMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT
LG Professionals Australia and the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis have joined forces to produce Australia in a Century of Transformative Governance: A Federation for Communities and Places. The research paper was undertaken in an effort to understand the challenges and the opportunities facing the sector, and to dispel some myths about local government along the way, LG Professionals Australia commissioned the research to provide a technical, non-partisan perspective on the value proposition for local government in the future of Australian governance.
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