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As Councillors we have the opportunity to be a part of many events, meeting and briefings which can give us an insight into our region, and to meet a broad cross section of our community which allows us to better understand their passions and concerns.
This week I attended the opening of the new offices for the not-for-profit group, Community Action Incorporated.
This organisation works to support some of our most vulnerable in the community, mostly behind the scenes with little to no recognition for the work they do. When you think about the people who work in organistions such as this, who make a true difference in people’s lives, they are not just making a difference to that person, or that family but to our whole community.
There are many groups like these in our community, and Council has a role to play. Our staff work alongside them to provide help, advice and information. One way that Council provides support is by hosting information sessions on grant opportunities for community organisations. Next week there will be one held at the Pavilion, from 5.30pm on Tuesday evening. This session is to help organistions and groups learn about the funding opportunities that exist with Council and also external funding bodies. I would really encourage groups to come along and talk to our staff about the opportunities and also network with other organisations.
And on Sunday, head down to the AFL grounds for the Emergency Services Expo. This is an opportunity to learn and understand how you can prepare yourself and your property for a disaster in times of flood or fire. The free event starts at 9am and will run through until 1pm