Young Professionals Network

About this SIG

The Young Professionals Network SIG promotes the positive impact of young professionals working in Local Government and addresses the challenges and opportunities that many face today in the public sector. With a focus on designing and delivering professional development specifically tailored for professionals 36 years and under which combines learning, networking and work specific takeaways, the SIG is dedicated to helping young professionals develop their careers.

In between meetings, SIG participants are able to utilise the online network forum to solve problems together, share ideas and approaches.

Young Professionals Network: 'Burning Questions and Burning Platforms'

We all hear the same thing over and over again - you've got to network if you want to make that next step. But as you know, it can be difficult to get a meeting and have genuine conversations with local government leaders in an intimate and personal setting - unit now.

You're invited to an exclusive dinner with a small group of young professionals to meet and have genuine conversations with a dynamic group of leaders over a delicious two course meal. Indeed exclusive and small - very limited tickets so get in quick!

You will be able to ask the burning questions you have for senior leaders, and discuss how to create a burning platform for change and transformations.

Senior leaders at the dinner

We are delighted to announce our senior leader attendees:

  • Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water
  • Sally Curtain, Executive Director, VicRoads
  • Simon Overland, CEO, Whittlesea City Council
  • Liana Thompson, Director, Whittlesea City Council (and LGPro Vice President)
  • Noelene Duff, CEO, Whitehorse City Council
  • Michael Bailey, CEO, Northern Grampians Shire Council
  • Andrew Day, CEO, Manningham City Council
  • Sue Wilkinson, CEO, Darebin City Council
  • Jessie Holmes, CEO, Yarriambiack Shire Council
This is a dinner party not to be missed.


Recoleta Restaurant
Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Members $50 - Non Members $90
Bookings are essential for this event.

This event is proudly sponsored by LGPro Corporate Partners HR Legal and Insync.


This event is now sold out!

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  Online Community

This SIG is supported by an online community. We believe that accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated. Our communities are only for people working in Local Government and there are many benefits to participating in them. They are a great way to keep in touch in between meetings, by asking your fellow SIG colleagues questions and sharing resources. You can also see who else is involved in the SIG and get in touch with them quickly.  Agendas, minutes, presentations and other SIG resources will also be posted on the online community.

Want to get involved?

Simply sign in, top of screen, go to 'Hi' - this is your profile, head to Participation and then onto Community.

Active in this SIG

  • 197 Current Total

To join this SIG email us at

Who should attend

  • Local Government professionals 36 years and under.


Please note that this SIG is a closed group, open only to people currently working in a Victorian Council.

Register your attendance

To register your attendance online, under Upcoming meetings, click on the title of the upcoming SIG meeting that you want to attend. Then follow the prompts.

Upcoming Young Professionals events

Thursday 13 June
Friends with Professional Benefits
One of your favourite events is back for 2019. Think 'speed dating' but with inspiring professional leaders. Save the date! More details to come.

Late August
Leaders in Conversation
Join us for an intimate conversation with leaders where you can ask questions to a panel and hear insightful honest answers.

Thursday 5 December
Taking the Next Step
We will be providing you with practical skills and a set of tools you can use to take the next step in your career at this one day conference.

Governance Advisor
Boroondara City Council


Coordinator Communications and Engagement
Yarra City Council


Director, Innovation and Organisational Improvement
Ballarat City Council 


Coordinator Economic Development
Port Phillip City Council 


Team Leader Training & Development
Hume City Council