About the SIG

LGPro is proud to announce the formation of a new Governance SIG. The aim is for the new SIG to become the ‘go to’ group for all things governance and the point of contact for professionals working in this area to network, develop their knowledge and skills and share best practice, so that Councils don’t need to ‘reinvent the wheel’. We understand that governance appears under different banners and sits within different areas in Councils, but this SIG will aim to provide collegiate support to all people working within governance no matter the size or locations of their Council or whether they work full or part time.

Who Should Attend

If your role involves helping people make best informed decisions everyday, works with Council meetings, decision making processes, elections, legal services, Councillor support, essentially all aspects of the 'government' part of Local Government, then this SIG is for you.

Governance 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 Governance SIG? Just email and let us know that you would like to join, or call LGPro on 9268 6400.

Convenor Details

Carrie Bruce
Senior Governance Advisor
Manningham City Council
Ph: 984 9333 | 
Jessica Clarke-Hong
Manager Governance
Greater Bendigo City Council
Ph: 03 5434 6566 | 

Tony De Fazio
Executive Manager Governance and Customer Service
Whitehorse City Council
Ph: 9262 6333 |  
Lisa King
Manager Commercial Services
Maribrynong City Council
Ph: 9688 0302 | 

Tony Raven
Coordinator Governance
Greater Geelong City Council
: 03 5272 5272 |

David Thompson
Manager Governance
Boroondara City Coucil
: 9278 4470 | 
Liana Thompson
Director Partnerships & Engagement
Whittlesea City Council
Ph: 9217 2170 | 

Michael Tonta
Manager Governance
Whittlesea City Council
Ph: 9217 2207 | 

Keith Williamson
Manager Governance & Legal
Melbourne City Council
Ph: 9658 9732 | 

Upcoming Meetings

Date: To be advised

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