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POL/GOV009

Councillor Attendance at Functions Policy

POLICY TITLE COUNCILLOR ATTENDANCE AT FUNCTIONS
POLICY NUMBER POL/GOV009
DATE ADOPTED AUGUST 2006
DATE CURRENT AS AT AUGUST 2019
DATE TO BE REVIEWED AUGUST 2023
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policy-newPurpose

This policy provides guidance to Councillors on representing Council at official functions or community meetings or events.

Scope

This policy applies to all Councillors including the 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.

Policy

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 Councillor Attendance at Functions Procedure PRO/GOV009.

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 Community Partnership Strategy.

All invitations for a Council representative to attend a function or event shall be in writing, addressed to the Mayor.

Related Policies

Related Legislation

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Signed: Ann Young (Mayor)
Date: 16/09/19

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