The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) has elected a new president for a two-year term.
Councillor Denise Massoud will serve as the new VLGA President, having held her position at the Whitehorse City Council since 2012. Louise Hill remains as Vice President, with Andrew Sloman elected Treasurer.
A graduate and current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ms Massoud has held several NFP Board positions and is a member of the Executive Committee for ALGWA Victoria and supports other women in their development as community leaders.
Ms Massoud said, “I thank the board for their support in electing me as President of the VLGA for the next two years.
“I am delighted to be working with such a passionate group in progressing the strategic direction of the VLGA and to continue its focus on supporting good governance in the local government sector.”
The VLGA board is committed to excellence in its role — setting long term strategy and policy for the benefit of its members and the local government sector — as well as providing risk and governance oversight for the organisation.
The VLGA Chief Executive Officer, Kathryn Arndt, said the board is looking forward to working with Ms Massoud in her role as president in the support of good governance in the local government sector.
“As an organisation, the VLGA’s overriding value is to strengthen and support good governance in local government,” Ms Arndt said.
“I am delighted to be working alongside Councillor Massoud in her capacity as the VLGA President to deliver programs which will promote and facilitate trust and confidence in the sector.”