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Committee for Geelong's list of community members is growing

The Committee for Geelong's (CfG) list of community members is growing and the organisation is calling for more local community groups to express interest in applying for membership.

One of the CfG's newest community members, Encompass Community Services, said its organisation joined to ensure its work was part of Geelong's long-term planning.

"By necessity, people with disabilities and their needs must be part of any strategy or plans for our region," Encompass CEO Elaine Robb said, "we see our membership of the Committee for Geelong as an opportunity to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are continually considered in the development of our region"

"I have spoken in the past about the opportunities for our region to become a destination of choice for people with disabilities from all over the world, and I see the Committee for Geelong as an advocacy group that can help to develop that idea."

This year CfG has also seen a number of community members continue on with their membership. Geelong-based, and internationally renowned, Back to Back Theatre have signed on for a fourth year of membership.

"Being a community member of the Committee for Geelong for the past three years has been an immense privilege," Back to Back Executive Producer Alice Nash said, "It's an ongoing opportunity for our company to increase its profile and recognition in the city, and for this we are extremely grateful. We consider the Committee for Geelong an important partner for the company."

CfG CEO Rebecca Casson is pleased with the number of community members becoming part of the CfG network.

"Since its inception, the Committee for Geelong has made a commitment to inviting local community organisations to be part of its diverse membership base," Ms Casson said, "Although community membership places are limited, we sincerely hope that other groups will apply to collaborate with us."  

To be eligible, applicants should be a not for profit organisation within the G21 region, which includes the municipalities of City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden Plains and Queenscliff.

Other current CfG Community Members include Anam Cara House, BioMelbourne Network, Diversitat, Geelong Community Foundation, St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Northern Futures and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.

Community groups can download a copy of expression of interest form on CfG's website /about-us/join/.

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Media Contacts:

Eleanor Green, Communications Officer, Committee for Geelong



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