On International Women’s Day in March 2016, LGPro’s female Board members presented a report to Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchins titled: “Addressing Representation of Women at CEO Level in Local Government.
The Minister wrote to LGPro in late June agreeing that this was an important issue that we can work together on. She said in response to the report she had decided to form a Ministerial Women’s Roundtable involving all female Victorian Local Government CEOs and others in leadership positions. LGPro is invited to have a representative on the group which is expected to meet twice a year.
Members of the roundtable will advise the Minister on strategies and actions to increase the number of women at CEO and senior management levels in the sector. They will also provide input and advice on the implementation of the Local Government Ministerial Statement and general reforms in the sector.