Member Stories

LGPro values the support of our members for without this support we could not provide quality professional development, representation and advocacy, awards and our Special Interest Groups that offer networking to hundreds of people working in the sector.

LGPro has a diverse membership made up of people working at all levels of Local Government in both metropolitan, regional and rural Councils.

They have many drivers for joining with many of our more experienced Fellow Members generally wanting to give back and share their knowledge with others in the sector, while our Young Professionals can see that LGPro can open doors for them and help them to progress their career.

Some of our Members share their stories below.

Joshua Williams, Customer Service Officer, Darebin City Council

Read Joshua's member story

Robbie Colosimo, Acting Coordinator Youth & Community Partnerships, Banyule City Council

Read Robbie's member story

Venkat Peteti
General Manager Corporate and Community Services, Central Goldfields Shire Council

Read Venkat's member story

Sally Curtain
Director Customer Focus & Innovation, Casey City Council

Read Sally's member story

Bradley Thomas
Manager Business Performance, Mount Alexander Shire Council

Read Bradley's member story

Leanne Ansell-McBride
Executive Manager Strategy and Performance, Bayside City Council

Read Leanne's member story

Kim Rawlings
Manager City Futures, Knox City Council

Read Kim's member story


Kylie Sprague
Manager Communications & Customer Service, Greater Dandenong City Council

Read Kylie's member story

Marianne McArthur
Acting Senior Corporate Planner, Whitehorse City Council

Read Marianne's member story


Amanda Dodd
Coordinator Environmental Planning, Hume City Council 

Read Amanda's member story

Marianne Di Giallonardo
Director Corporate Services, Maroondah City Council

Read Marianne's member story

Fleur Cousins
Manager Governance & Innovation, Knox City

Read Fleur's member story

Chris Leivers
Director Community Wellbeing, Yarra City Council

Read Chris' member story

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