Recently we hosted a webinar with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Local Government NZ to discuss central government’s Child & Youth Well-being Framework and the ways we contribute as a sector and through our Community Well-being Service.
A report has been released by the Local Government Covid19 Response Unit summarising the expected financial impact to councils, who are expected to experience a significant reduction in funding.
The COVID-19 Local Government Response Unit commissioned KPMG to produce a report on agile approaches to procurement. A panel of experts, facilitated by Kevin Lavery, will present their findings.
On 28 May the Government announced its package of proposed freshwater reforms – including the RM troika: RMA reforms, an NES and an NPS to boot. Join Sarah Scott, partner with Simpson Grierson to explain what it all means for the sector.
Delivered digitally in six modules.
The annual forum for Governance Professionals and Committee Advisors.
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, New Zealand
“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.