What a pleasure it was to come together in Cairns for the 2021 LGMA Annual Local Government Conference. Leaving behind the challenges of COVID for a brief period, it was so refreshing to connect in person with professional peers in a beautiful setting.
A particular highlight was meeting some of the folks who have joined our virtual Local Government Transformation Community of Practice. The conference program was both inspiring and informative, the opening keynote provided food for thought on keeping our engines one and two running in parallel, the panel session with the new recruits provided grassroots insight into the first steps of tomorrow’s leaders, a great segue into the opening panel of day two with current CEO’s talking candidly about the challenges of their roles.
Our congratulations to the incoming LGMA Queensland President, Andrew Chesterman Chief Executive Officer at Redland City Council and to Chatur Zala, Chief Executive Officer at Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, recipient of the 2021 LGMA Queensland Award for Leadership and Management Excellence.
Thank you to everyone who connected with us over the few days, we look forward to staying in touch and thanks also to Peta and the LGMA Team for an exceptionally well organised event, we look forward to being part of the 2022 conference!
Photos courtesy of LGMA Queensland.