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: MAREEBA SHIRE COUNCIL
POSITION: FINANCE MANAGER
BEST PART OF THE ROLE: WORKING ALONGSIDE OTHER SENIOR MANAGEMENT, COUNCIL OFFICERS AND COUNCILLORS TO ACHIEVE GOOD FINANCIAL OUTCOMES FOR BOTH COUNCIL AND RATEPAYERS. I GET A LOT OF SATISFACTION WHEN WE ACHIEVE UNQUALIFIED AUDIT RESULTS, BALANCED BUDGETS AND ISSUED RATES WITH NO COMPLAINTS FROM RATEPAYERS.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT? I COMMENCED WITH MAREEBA SHIRE COUNCIL IN 2005.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF A CAREER IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT? FEELING LIKE YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO HELPING THE COMMUNITY GROW AND BEING PART OF COUNCIL SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVING GOALS, MILESTONES AND RECOGNITION.
DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR THAT QUEENSLAND LOCAL COUNCILS SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON FOR THE FUTURE? MOST DEFINITELY ASSET MANAGEMENT AND LONG TERM FINANCIAL PLANS