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Published Monday 29 January 2018
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Turn over a new leaf in 2018 and give a committee a go

19 January 2018

If your New Year’s resolution was to give something back to your community or try something new, Mitchell Shire Council has a number of opportunities on offer.

Council is looking for people to join the Volunteer Advisory Committee and the Social Justice Advisory Committee.

Advisory committees aim to improve communication between Council, the local community and groups, as well as to provide specialist advice and support in various areas of interest.

The Volunteer Advisory Committee is looking for passionate volunteer organisations who are keen to share ideas and make sure volunteering is encouraged, supported and recognised in Mitchell Shire.

The inaugural Social Justice Advisory Committee is about promoting an inclusive, fair and well-connected community. It will raise awareness, develop partnerships and lead advocacy efforts in line with Council’s Social Justice Framework 2017-2021.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said joining a committee had many benefits – for both the individual and the wider community.

“Council is really passionate about providing opportunities for our residents to connect with others, whether that be by joining a committee, volunteering or engaging in community events,” Cr Sanderson said.

“While a lot of people in Mitchell Shire already generously give up their time and volunteer on committees, we’re really keen to encourage more people to give it a go.

“By joining one of these committees, people have a real opportunity to make a difference in their community.”

An information session on the Mitchell Shire Volunteer Advisory Committee is on Tuesday 13 February from 10am-11.30am at the Council Chambers, 113 High Street, Broadford. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Expressions of interest for the Social Justice Advisory Committee close on Monday 29 January by emailing communitydevelopment@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or calling 5734 6200.