Eyre Peninsula LGA is planning for 2018

CONFERENCE: The 81st EPLGA conference is expected to attract almost 200 delegates and their partners from across the Eyre Peninsula.
CONFERENCE: The 81st EPLGA conference is expected to attract almost 200 delegates and their partners from across the Eyre Peninsula.

The 81st year of the annual Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association Conference will be held at Port Lincoln this weekend.

The event, which attracts representatives from across the councils and governing bodies of the Eyre Peninsula, will be held from February 25 to 27.

This is a premier event on the 2018 Eyre Peninsula Local Government calendar, often attracting almost 200 delegates and their partners.

The EPLGA conference is used as a platform to discuss important issues to the development and health of the Eyre Peninsula, while also allowing councils to share ideas and make connections across the region.

The program comprises of a quality mix of speakers and entertainment. MC for the event will be Chief Executive Officer of Brand South Australia, Karen Raffen.

Ms Raffen is a passionate South Australian with a diverse industry background having worked in manufacturing, government, FMCG, real estate and financial services in HR, marketing and senior leadership roles.

The value of EPLGA has historically been mostly limited to providing a united voice for Member Councils keen to advocate on legislation and policy changes made by other spheres of government and to lobby collectively on such issues. 

This primary role has largely been unchanged since the organization began in 1938. In more recent years, the pressures on member Councils arising from the need for a much higher standard of governance, risk management, planning and reporting, community engagement and the broadening of core duties has meant that EPLGA also has a growing role in assisting in coordinating a range of activities seeking efficiencies for Councils at the operational level.

The EPLGA’s vision is to be a strong voice and forum for the delivery of community services across Eyre Peninsula

Providing members with up-to-date information is a key priority for the Association. Member Councils are kept informed of matters of importance via personal contact, emails and working group meetings.

For more information visit www.eplga.com.au.

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