Manager Community Relations
Corangamite Shire Council
The most valuable thing I value as an LGPro member is the networking opportunities and professional development sessions that I am able to attend.
How has LGPro helped your career?
I completed the LGPro Emerging Leaders Program in 2012 which gave me the confidence to progress from a Coordinator to a Manager in a new Council. I also enjoy attending (and being on the organising committee) the Annual Conference where there is a wide variety of learning opportunities, inspiring speakers and networking available that is relevant to people across the sector.
What local issues are you passionate about?
Being the Manager of Community Relations at Corangamite Shire, I really am passionate about communicating to and helping the community find out the information they require from Council. I also try to drive the importance of listening to our communities and ensuring they are involved in decision making that effects their lives.
What do you think is the key to creating positive change in your community, and how can Local Government play a greater role?
Listening to our communities and our customers’ needs and then trying to provide services to meet these needs or advocate on their behalf.
What do you think Local Government does best, and what can it do better?
Local Government is great at delivering services to the community. I think we can get better at engaging with the young generation to ensure they understand the varied role that local government plays and how they can engage/work with Council to ensure their needs are met both now and into the future.