Now you're a councillor

Now you're a councillor

A site for women councillors in Victorian local government

Who’s on your team?

An effective councillor is one who can work with everyone.

Good governance is all about team work in local government.  You will have your own councillor team, your council staff and CEO and of course your community and all the groups within that community.

Most of the work you do will be with one or all of these teams. Your job will be much more enjoyable, and effective, when you’re working in harmony with your teams and trying to find suitable solutions to sometimes complex problems. Share the trials AND the successes.

Working with councillors

“Team work in local government…is not about individual success. You are not there to be a hero, a councillor needs to focus on building civil and co-operative working relationships…it’s persistence, optimism and courage which will make you a valued councillor…”

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A better deal for our town

'There were things I wanted to change and I wasn't the sort of person to step back and grumble. I thought that if things had to change I would stick my hand up and give it go.'

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Working with your community

  Get out there … Councillor Anna Speedie was first elected to Wodonga City council in 2005 and since then has served two terms as Mayor,

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