NILGA is supported by a focused number of Working Groups which inform and are drawn from councils, strategically aligned to NILGA’s Full Membership and Executive Committee.
This ensures a dynamic, inter-dependent and integrated policy development and communication system. To ensure that NILGA fulfils its role in supporting the development of a strong, effective sector, it is vital for this to be fully understood, embraced and owned by our member councils and elected members. As such, NILGA seek for meetings of these Groups to be hosted by councils, to be fully aligned to the corporate governance of our member local authorities, and to be fully communicated at Standing Committees.
The impact of these groups within councils and externally, particularly of the lead elected members, is critically important to improving regional communications and policy effectiveness.