Annual General Meeting (AGM) a night of reflection

Around sixty members and stakeholders attended the G21 AGM held in Wurdi Youang at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre on Thursday, November 15.

CEO Elaine Carbines reflected on G21’s many achievements during 2018, highlighting that this year two elections were on G21’s radar; the November state election and a federal election.

She noted that G21’s long-term advocacy was paying off, evidenced by the large amount of commitments made to our region in the state election, as well as the key City Deal Commitments made by both State and Federal governments.

Elaine also rejoiced the significant progress of the GROW project during the year, which included being granted an additional $750,000 in funding, success at the IPAA awards with a win in policy development and the principles of the project recognised and adopted by government, which is now rolling out similar projects across the state.

Prior to the close of the evening, those who had made a strong contribution to G21 were recognised. Awards went to:

  • former G21 Directors; Cr David Bell, Cr Des Phelan and Cr  Susan Salter
  • former Education & Training Pillar Leader Dr Liz Johnson, former Sport & Recreation, then Health & Wellbeing Leader, Libby Mears and former Environment Pillar Leader Tony Overman.
  • Jill Evans, who has been heavily involved with G21 for over ten years. In that time, Jill has been a member of the Health & Wellbeing Executive and Chair of the ‘Preventing & Addressing Violence Against Women & Children in the G21 Region Strategic Plan’ Project Planning Executive Group’ (PPEG).

Following the official business, members and guests enjoyed refreshments and took the opportunity to talk with G21 Directors, Pillar leaders and staff about how G21 will continue deliver important outcomes for the people of the G21 region in the lead up to a Federal election.

Click here to view photos of G21’s AGM.