Central Goldfields Shire Maryborough Ward Councillor, Grace La Vella, has been appointed to the Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA) board.
The Board is the governing body of the VLGA and sets long term strategy and policy for the organisation.
Central Goldfields Shire CEO Lucy Roffey congratulated Cr La Vella on her appointment.
“The VLGA supports councils, councillors and communities in good governance.
“Their role is also to inform and influence policymakers and stakeholders to determine the priorities for the local government sector.
“To have Cr La Vella in a position where she can advocate not only for our Council but for all rural councils is a great outcome.”
Central Goldfields Shire Cr Grace La Vella said it was a honour to have her name put forward as a prospective board member in the first instance.
“It is such a privilege to be successful at interview with the President, CEO and Board member as a rural Victoria representative.
“Sound governance, transparency and advocacy are strong elements of my many objectives as an elected representative.”
Cr La Vella was elected to the Central Goldfields Shire Council last year, having previously served two terms as Councillor on the Manningham City Council.