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AGM and Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum

Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forums and AGM

Each year, Rural Councils Victoria invites delegates to its annual meeting. The timing of this year’s meeting coincides with the second 2018 RCV forum, which will be held at the Arts Centre Melbourne, from 10am on Wednesday, 17 October.
As part of this meeting, the 2017-18 Annual Report will be presented, featuring information about the achievements of the past financial year, the major advocacy efforts which have occurred and the progress on the RCV milestones.
The program for the October Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum includes:

9am Registration, networking and morning tea
9.30am 2018 Rural Councils Victoria Annual General Meeting

Separate agenda provided

10am Forum welcome

Cr Rob Gersch, Chair, Rural Councils Victoria

10.05am Opening address

The Hon Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Local Government

10.10am Victorian Labor Party policies for rural Victoria

The Hon Jaala Pulford, Minister for Regional Development

11am Morning tea and networking
11.20am Natalie Egleton, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal
12pm The Missing Workers: Locally led migration strategies to better meet rural labour needs

Jack Archer, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute

12.40pm Lunch and networking
1.30pm Victorian Liberal Party Policies for rural Victoria

The Hon Matthew Guy, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party

2.20pm Panel discussion: Rural Victorian population growth and workforce development

Paul Shipp, Director, Urban Enterprise

John Stevens, Director, Dench McClean Carlson

Committee members, Rural Councils Victoria


2.55pm Kerry Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Association of Victoria
3.10pm David Morris, Shadow Minister for Local Government
3.20pm John Watson, Chair, Victoria Grants Commission
3.40pm State Government election advocacy campaign

Connor Parker, Director, Advocacy Campaigns, The Agenda Group

4pm Closing address

Cr Rob Gersch, Chair, Rural Councils Victoria

4.05pm Afternoon tea and networking