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
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
Community groups can download a copy of expression of interest
form on CfG's website /about-us/join/.
Eleanor Green, Communications Officer, Committee for Geelong