When you join SOLGM you become part of a growing network of professional local government professionals, dedicated to achieving professional excellence in the local government sector.

Members receive exclusive access to the following benefits:

Helping support professional management in the sector

A strong membership base places SOLGM in a position to advocate on behalf of professionals working in the sector, partner with local and international organisations and connect up local government managers across the country and around the world.

Members-only Webinars

Our members receive exclusive access to member-only webinars presented by leading experts. These are a great opportunity to gain insight and knowledge into topical issues facing local government and network with other members.

Event Registration Discounts

All our members receive attractive discounts when registering for most of our events. Typically, discounts from two or three of our events will cover the annual Full Membership Application Fee. All our current events are published in our Event Calendar.

Overseas Manager Exchanges

These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and 'best practice' in Local Government in another country. An Overseas Manager Exchange is both a cultural and a personal management development experience designed to enhance your career in Local Government. With the support of our sponsors, Marsh, Civic Financial Services and AskYourTeam we currently provide exchanges to Canada, Australia and the USA.

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Annual Summit Discount

All our members receive an attractive discount to our Annual Summit. Typically the discount alone on the Summit registration covers the cost of the annual Full Membership Application Fee. Find out more about the Annual Summit.

Professional Recognition

SOLGM's Distinguished Management Award is given to Members who have contributed substantially to the status of the local government profession by establishing a reputation for professional service. As well, every year SOLGM recognises members who have been working in local government for many years via the Long Service Certificate Awards.

Access to the SOLGM hot desks

For members outside of Wellington we offer the use of a spare desk in our Wellington CBD office if one is not being used on a day you need it. You can use our wifi and tea and coffee facilities while in the office. Please contact us by email to see if one is free for you

Leadership Scholarship

Through our sponsor The Skills Organisation, we are able to provide outstanding leadership development opportunities to our Members. Entries usually open in October each year and the recipients are announced at our annual Gala Dinner in April.

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Member-only Quarterly Briefings

Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government. The briefings, delivered via email, are designed to save you time sorting through the plethora of available information. We are also exploring the idea of holding Member-only webinars to accompany these briefings.

Working Parties

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.

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