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Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum

We’re looking forward to hosting our April 2019 Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum and showcasing the great work happening across the sector to support our rural communities.

This event is a great way to hear about the latest research, what’s happening in rural policy development and how our state and federal political parties are tackling the issues impacting our rural communities.

We’ve secured some fantastic speakers from both sides of the political spectrum and experts from across policy and academia. RCV Forum Agenda – 17 April FINAL

The Forum will feature:

  • The Hon Adem Somyurek – Minister for Local Government
  • Ms Lisa Chesters – Federal Shadow Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional
  • Mr Michael O’Brien – Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party, Leader of the Opposition
  • Mr Graeme Emonson – Executive Director, Local Government Victoria
  • Mr Alistair Maclean – Chief Executive Officer, IBAC
  • Professor Robyn Eversole – Deputy Director, Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University
  • Mr Tim Winkler – Director, Twig Marketing
  • Mr Connor Parker – The Agenda Group
  • Mr Paul Shipp – Urban Enterprise
  • Mr John Stevens – Dench McClean Carlson
  • Mr Doug Faircloth – Verso Consulting



Register to attend the Forum

You can pre-book your accommodation at the RACV Club,
with Forum attendees able to access discounted accommodation
booking rates via this link > Click here to book Rural Councils Victoria