Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been established for professionals working in local government. The SIGs provide an opportunity for officers working in similar fields to share ideas, network and learn about current trends and best practice in their area of expertise.

The purpose of this SIG is to actively engage in the conversation regarding human resource issues, generate new ideas and drive change. The group shares knowledge in a collegiate environment and promotes best practice and strategies. Their focus is to advance the practice of people management, develop their skills and maintain a network of human resources professionals who contribute to each other’s growth.

Chair
Julie Tolputt | Human Resources Specialist | West Tamar Council

This SIG brings together professionals working in any aspect of community development including marketing, events, sport and recreation, engagement, programs and volunteer coordination to build capability and capacity to better serve the community. Officers who undertake these diverse roles meet with the primary aim of sharing knowledge, collaborating and learning from industry experts who speak on broad community development principles.

Chair
Karen Hampton | Community Services Manager | Devonport City Council

The SIG has been established to provide peer group support and connect professionals who work in the areas of risk, governance and property management to develop their knowledge and skills. The forum provides an opportunity for learning and development, identifying and implementing best practice of policy and procedure, sharing successes and learning to overcome challenges whilst networking with colleagues from across the state.

Chair
Lynsey Maher | Chief Risk Officer | City of Hobart

The SIG aims to discuss and promote the adoption of new innovative technologies through transformation programs that are changing the way local government serve their communities. The SIG provides officers working in innovation, transformation and smart city projects the opportunity to collaborate on challenges, approaches and solutions and enable meaningful conversations on various innovative frameworks and methodologies and sharing of lessons learnt.

Co-chairs
Jeff Griffith | Deputy General Manager | Devonport City Council
Jarred Ranson | Team Leader Strategy, Economic Development and Analytics| City of Launceston

For further information please email: events@lgprofessionalstas.org.au