The Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA) has welcomed two new members to its board for a three year period commencing 1 July 2021. 

The VLGA board is committed to excellence in its role as the governing body of the VLGA, 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 two new members are Josh Fergeus from Monash City Council, and Steve Holland from Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

Cr Josh Fergeus, Monash City Council was elected to Monash City Council in 2016. He is a graduate of the AICD and has held appointments including President of the Foster Care Association of Victoria, Secretary of Defence for Children International, Director of Eastern Innovation Business Centre, Chair of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action and a Trustee of Literacy International. He has led not-for-profit organisations in public health and disability sectors as a CEO since 2013.

Cr Steve Holland, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council was elected to council in 2020.  Mornington Peninsula Shire is an interface council and peri-regional in nature. Cr Holland holds a Bachelor of Communication and he is a self-employed Web Developer running a small business from home in Mount Eliza. He is on the council’s Audit and Risk Committee and on the executive of the Association of Bayside Municipalities.

The VLGA Chief Executive Officer, Kathryn Arndt, and the Board welcome Mr Fergus and Mr Holland and said it looks forward to working with them in the support of good governance in the local government sector.

The VLGA also farewelled current President, Cr Lambros Tapinos, whose term expires on 30 June 2021. Cr Tapinos has been a board member of the VLGA since 2013, treasurer for four years and president for the past two years. The VLGA thanked him for his continued support for the organisation and the sector.

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