Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Queensland was founded in 1957 and today is the leading professional body for local government managers and aspiring managers in Queensland. The twin goals of LGMA are to:
Foster the professionalism of the local government sector in Queensland; and
Continually enhance the system of local government.
Our members are the leaders in the sector, who are committed to their
careers and want to make a difference to the profession of local government. By working together,
they help create a stronger sector, providing practical advice to government, supporting other local government professionals and sharing information and skills.
If you work in local government in Queensland, then LGMA Queensland is an organisation you should be involved with - for your own career and in order to better serve your community and the broader Queensland community. LGMA is here for you, so let us help your career goals.
Tailored Information: As a member you will receive monthly and quarterly publications providing updates on best practice management, people and issues in local government as well as access to advice on a range of matters.
Professional Development: Members have access to tailored, leadership and management training including member-only programmes such as mentoring and webinars.
Recognition and Awards: Members are eligible to be nominated in LGMA Awards and also through a range of opportunities including being recognised in our publications, exchanges and scholarships and as presenters at events.
Support Your Sector: Members contribute to the sector through providing input into LGMA's advocacy work and also by assisting in the development of peers across councils.
Networking Opportunities: Members have access to our network of government leaders across Queensland providing not only a great opportunity for knowledge sharing but also for the potential career progression within the sector.
LGMA Member Club:Through our partner organisations, LGMA provides members with a range of discounts and offers on a variety of services including Qantas Club, Superannuation health checks, wills and conveyancing to name a few.
WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOU?
meet the member
COUNCIL: HINCHINBROOK SHIRE COUNCIL
POSITION: MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
BEST PART OF THE ROLE: WORKING WITHIN A SMALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY REWARDING BECAUSE IT HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT AREAS AND FURTHER DEVELOP AND REFINE MY SKILLS.
WHY DID YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT? I CHOSE TO PURSUE A CAREER IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT FELT IT WOULD BE A GOOD BALANCE FOR MY FAMILY LIFE AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF A CAREER IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT? LEARNING FROM OUR LOCAL LEADERS AND GAINING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE LOCAL ISSUES.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CHALLENGES OF ANY LOCAL COUNCIL? ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IS HOW TO BALANCE COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS WITH WHAT IS AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND PRACTICAL. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT GOOD COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION CAN HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT ON COMMUNITY PERCEPTION AND SATISFACTION.