Communications Network

About the SIG

The Communications Network Special Interest Group offers communications professionals working in Local Government the opportunity to share best practice and real time examples, the opportunity to network, and identify practical policies and procedures. In addition this Special Interest Group provides professional development activities to SIG participants.

Who should attend

The Communications Network SIG is for Officers, Managers, Coordinators, Team Leaders and Supervisors working in Local Government Communications.

Communications Network Online Forum

This SIG is supported by an online forum. We believe that accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated. Our forums are just 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. Agendas, minutes and presentations will also be posted on the forum.

Be inspired – join a Special Interest Group

Join a professional network that will support you in your daily work. Want to join the Communications Network SIG? Just email and let us know that you would like to join, or call LGPro on 9268 6400.

Convenor Details

Deidre Anderson
Manager Public Affairs and Community Relations
Maribyrnong City Council
Ph: 9688 0560 |

Jessica Clark
Team Leader Digital Communications
Wyndham City Council
Ph: 9742 0777 |

Jessica Matrakis
Senior Coordinator Communications and Engagement
Yarra City Council
Ph: 9205 5042 |

Amy Rhodes
Manager Communciations and Marketing
Ballarat City Council
Ph: 03 5320 5139 |


Upcoming Meetings

Date: 2018 dates to be advised

Communications Network SIG Convenor, Amy Rhodes, Manager Communications and Marketing, Ballarat City Council

My Director, who is a member of the LGPro Board, suggested the idea to me and I was immediately interested! I have had a small amount of involvement with similar forums in the past and always found them really useful, particularly in past roles where I was working at small rural Councils as the only comms officer. I'm excited to be part of getting the Communications SIG back up and running. I hope we can create a space for comms professionals in Local Government to share ideas, particularly around the new and emerging technologies that are impacting our roles and how we can make best use of them.

Invitations to Meetings

Invitations to SIG meetings are sent to the Communications Network via Eventbrite. If you do not receive an invitation but wish to attend please email to be added to this Network.



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