What benefits have you enjoyed from your membership?
Have you benefited from participation in any LG Professionals, NSW events or professional development opportunities? I have been a member of Local Government Professionals NSW now for 36 years having commenced my membership with the NSW Town Clerks Society and then transitioning to the NSW Institute of Municipal Management, to Local Government Managers Australia to the present day.
I have made an effort to be involved in my professional association as follows:
- President of the Metropolitan Group of the IMM
- President of the North Coast Group of the LGMA
I have also attended the majority of the annual conferences along with attendance at numerous forums and meetings, all of which has provided me with greater insight into the local government sector and the networking has been invaluable. The strength of any professional organisation can be measured by the level of involvement by its members. What piece of advice do you want to share with others entering the sector? My advice to anyone entering the local government sector now is be prepared to work hard, to embrace change, to develop your skills and to act with integrity because the rewards will be enormous.