LGMA is governed by the Rules of Association. These outline the the role and obligations of LGMA and detail governance requirements in relation to membership eligibility and administration, financial management, the board of management and activities.
The Rules of Association have been amended over time through endorsement of members as voted at an Annual General Meeting.
The activities of LGMA are reported through the Financial Statements each year.
Our annual general meeting is held once a year and all members of the association are invited to attend. The purpose of the AGM is to give members a report on the association's activities and finances for the previous year, to allow time for members to ask questions and to elect members to the Board for the coming year. LGMA generally holds it's AGM during the Annual Conference each year.
Members of LGMA are expected to hold to high standards of professionalism and ethical behaviour. They are governed by a Code of Conduct. These were first introduced in 1963 to demonstrate and secure the commitment of members to the good governance of local government. They have been modernised regularly since that time.
A critical part of LGMA’s role in supporting members and the sector is the work the organisation does in advocating on behalf of members. LGMA works with State and Federal Government and other stakeholders to ensure the best possible working environment for officers in order to provide the highest, appropriate levels of service to communities.
In addition to issues which arise from time to time, LGMA advocates on a series of approved policy platforms. These long standing positions are articulated through the LGMA Policy Platforms.
LGMA works towards a Strategic Plan endorsed by the Board. The Plan articulates key priorities for the period covered and is implemented by the LGMA Team.