SOLGM’s best-practice governance resources and advice provide councils with guidance in areas around legislative obligations, LGOIMA expectations and changes to the Privacy Act. A new governance section in SOLGM’s LGSectorGoodToolkit outlines some of the changes that have taken place in these areas this year.
Project teams are in the depths of developing their Long Term Plans (LTPs), a three-yearly process which sets out council priorities for the next ten years. Since 2006, SOLGM has been supporting councils with LTP development with a range of guidance documents which are available to all council staff.
Using volunteers for a food-sharing service and social initiative, ‘The Food Circle’, is a proposal put forward by one of this year’s Management Challenge teams – Hiko Hauraki of Hauraki District Council. The proposal is fantastic example of engaging with the local community to support well-being while sourcing knowledge on how to grow food and cook seasonal, healthy meals.
This webinar is designed to give SOLGM Excellence Award and Emerging Leader of the Year Award entrants some important pointers on what judges are looking for in an excellent entry.
Save the date for SOLGM's 2021 Civic Financial Services Strategic Finance Forum.
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington, New Zealand
Save the date for SOLGM's 2021 Marsh Risk Management Forum
“Being a member of SOLGM has been a great opportunity for me and has allowed me to get involved in a wide range of activities outside of my day job. SOLGM has helped my personal development and that of my team, as well as opening the door to opportunities that I wouldn’t normally have had, such as the Management Exchange to the United States which has been a real career highlight to date.”
-Hamish Waugh, General Manager - Infrastructure, Manawatu District Council
"I have a long connection with SOLGM and I am always impressed with the range of offerings that is available to its members. SOLGM offers a variety of ways to learn and gain knowledge in the Local Government sector and the opportunities it provides to network and advance collegiality are also very valuable. Personally, I am a better Local Government Manager from the development opportunities I have taken up through my membership of SOLGM"
- Jason Marris, General Manager of Strategy, Democracy and Governance, Kaipara District Council and SOLGM Executive Member
“SOLGM provides extensive opportunities for networking, sharing and learning. The support you receive as a SOLGM member ensures that, at the touch of your fingertips, you have access to advice that ensures you and your organisation positively impact on the communities you serve. I value my SOLGM membership and am proud to be part of the local government family making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders”
-Monique Davidson, Chief Executive, Central Hawkes Bay District Council
These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country
Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.
Members of SOLGM's five Working Parties have the opportunity to influence and support sector activities of national importance as well as contribute to our key work programmes. Members participating in our Working Parties gain a wealth of knowledge and insight in respect to issues that are critical to local government professionals while also enhancing their leadership skills and career opportunities.