|POLICY TITLE||COUNCILLOR ATTENDANCE AT FUNCTIONS|
|DATE ADOPTED||AUGUST 2006|
|DATE CURRENT AS AT||APRIL 2016|
|DATE TO BE REVIEWED||APRIL 2019|
This policy provides guidance to Councillors on representing Council at official functions or community meetings or events.
This policy applies to all Councillors including the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
This policy does not apply to meetings or functions open to all members of the public and where a Councillor attends in a private rather than in an official capacity.
As the elected chair of Council, the Mayor is the principal representative of Council. All Councillors support the Mayor in representing Council at public occasions. Where the Mayor is unable to attend as the principal representative, he/she shall nominate a Councillor to represent Council, as per the procedure.
If a speech is required by the Councillor representative, the Councillor will comply with the requirement to acknowledge traditional, indigenous land owners in accordance with the Aboriginal Partnership Plan.
- Deputy Mayor Position Policy – POL/GOV006
- Councillor Expense Reimbursement Policy – POL/GOV004
- Media Policy POL/GOV003
- Aboriginal Community Partnership Strategy
- Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Signed: Les McPhee (Mayor)