The Hon. Natalie Hutchins Minister for Local Government,
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister for Industrial
Relations today announced funding for the Committee for Geelong's
(CfG) Leadership Programs.
The CfG will receive $800,000 to support the implementation and
development of its Activate and Leaders for Geelong programs over
the next four years.
CfG CEO Rebecca Casson said, "As Geelong transforms, it is vital
that the next generation of leaders is consistently cultivated and
that is what the CfG's leadership programs aim to do"
"Through the announcement of this funding it is clear that the
Government acknowledges the importance of what these type of
leadership programs bring to communities across the state."
Earlier this year, the CfG submitted an application for funding
under the Regional Community Leadership Program, as part of the
Victorian Government Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.
"Our successful application ensures we can continue to develop
local individuals who can shape, guide and create a successful
future for the Geelong region," Ms Casson said.
The CfG has over 300 leadership program alumni and is currently
celebrating its 10 year anniversary of running leadership
"Our leadership programs continue to produce highly skilled and
passionate graduates to drive the future of our region. Program
participants gain access to key state and national leaders and have
the privilege of deep insights into our region's history, present
situation and future potential."
Image LtoR: CfG CEO Rebecca Casson, CfG Chairperson Dan
Simmonds, Minister Natalie Hutchins, current Leadership Sub
Committee (LSC) Chairperson Stephanie Asher and former LSC Chair
Eleanor Green, Communications Officer, Committee for Geelong