Young Professionals Network

About this SIG

The Young Professionals Network SIG promotes the positive impact of young professionals working in Local Government and addresses the challenges and opportunities that many face today in the public sector. With a focus on designing and delivering professional development specifically tailored for professionals 36 years and under, combine learning, networking and work specific takeaways, the SIG is dedicated to helping young professionals develop their careers.

In between meetings, SIG participants are able to utilise the online network forum to solve problems together, share ideas and approaches.

Who should attend

Local Government professionals 36 years and under.

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

Convenor Details

Krysten Forte
Governance Advisor
Boroondara City Council
Ph: 9278 4444 | 

Cameron Gray
Director, Innovation and Organisational Improvement
Ballarat City Council

Lisa Ippolito
Team Leader Training & Development
Hume City Council
Ph: 9356 6103 |

Mel Jeffery
Youth Programs & School Partnerships Coordinator
Maroondah City Council
9294 5705 | 

Frances Nolan
Digital Communications Advisor (Projects)
Yarra City Council
Ph: 9205 5555 |

David Power 
Coordinator Economic Development
Port Phillip City Council
Ph: 9206 6666 |

Lachlan Roberts
Customer Service Coordinator
Maroondah City Council
1300 882 233 | 


Upcoming Events

Date: 2018 dates to be advised

 Invitations to Meetings

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

LGPro Online Forum Support

If you require technical assistance with the online forum, please don’t hesitate to contact us on either or call LGPro on 9268 6400.

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