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Announcement - Leadership Program Funding

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 programs. 

"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 Robin Miles. 


Media Contact:

Eleanor Green, Communications Officer, Committee for Geelong



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