18-01 Establishment of a Council Engagement Team
|Circular Details||Circular No 18-01 / 9 February 2018 / A581427|
|Previous Circular||Not applicable|
|Who should read this||Councillors / General Managers / All council staff|
|Contact||Melissa Gibbs, Director Policy and Sector Development, firstname.lastname@example.org; (02) 4428 4174|
|PDF Version of Circular||18-01 Establishment of a Council Engagement Team|
What’s new or changing
• OLG is changing the way it engages with councils.
• A key step is the establishment of a Council Engagement Team.
What this will mean for your council
• The Council Engagement Team will:
o work closely with councils and Joint Organisations
o identify emerging issues and opportunities for OLG to address
o implement programs to support improved council performance
o build working relationships with State agencies.
• OLG will be establishing six new positions – Council Engagement Managers – to work more closely with councils across the state.
• The Council Engagement Team will include six new Council Engagement Manager positons, whose role will be to:
o develop and build relationships with councils and Joint Organisations
o determine and identify emerging issues affecting councils and those that are likely to eventuate; and identify solutions and initiatives to respond
o provide information and assistance to councils on State Government policy priorities
o facilitate effective working relationships between State and local government agencies and improve collaboration and support
o develop and deliver programs to support councils.
• Council Engagement Managers will travel extensively, and will work with clusters of councils on a regional basis.
• The Council Engagement Team will work closely with the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s regional directors and established regional collaboration processes.
• Some Council Engagement Managers will be based in Sydney to work with councils in the metropolitan area.
• Recruitment action has commenced, and appointments should be finalised by the end of March 2018.
Where to go for further information
• Once appointed, Council Engagement Managers will be in touch with councils to further outline their role and to discuss how councils would like to engage with the Council Engagement Team.
• In the meantime, please contact Melissa Gibbs, Director Policy and Sector Development at OLG on (02) 4428 4174 or email@example.com for further information
Acting Chief Executive