LGMA State Community Development Conference
Thursday, 09 September 2010
LGMA State Conference
From 2 – 3 September 2010, the Local Government Managers Association (LGMA) of WA held their State Community Development Conference at the Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough.
Sponsored by the ECU Faculty of Business and Law, the two-day event looked at the theme of ‘evolving communities’ through sustainable development.
“The conference is concerned with connecting people in order to build capacity and create vibrant, sustainable communities” said Events and Membership Officer Luana Abbott.
The delegate profile was varied, comprising of key decision-makers and stakeholders from local and state government, academia, community organisations and the service sector.
“As a Faculty we are constantly looking at new ways to engage with our communities, so it is a pleasure to get involved with such a worthwhile conference” said Kate Hewit, Manager, Marketing and Communications for the Faculty of Business and Law.
Faculty Researcher Robyn Morris also gave a presentation at the conference based on her involvement with the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government. Robyn, along with her colleagues, has recently completed the first WA Scoping Study for the ACELG’s Rural, Remote & Indigenous Program, which identifies issues including Indigenous community challenges and needs and community expectations.