Council staff Lee-Ann Emzin (far left) and Annie McWilliam (centre) with Aboriginal Advisory Group members, from left, Ros Sten, Diane Harrington and Thelma Roberts. Absent: member Teena Binge.
Council staff Lee-Ann Emzin (far left) and Annie McWilliam (centre) with Aboriginal Advisory Group members, from left, Ros Sten, Diane Harrington and Thelma Roberts. Absent: member Teena Binge. Contributed

Indigenous people invited to apply for advisory group

PASSIONATE Indigenous people are invited to come along to a recruitment and information session this Friday to join the Lismore City Council's Aboriginal Advisory Group.

The recruitment and information session will include a sausage sizzle and informal chance to meet other members and find out what it's all about.

The Aboriginal Advisory Group provides advice and guidance to the council on a variety of issues, including projects or services that affect Aboriginal communities, cultural heritage matters and employment and training opportunities.

The group also assists the council to make decisions that are culturally appropriate and provides a voice for Aboriginal people living in the Lismore Local Government Area.

Lismore City Council's partnering and community engagement officer, Lee-Ann Emzin, said it was an important and interesting role.

"We are looking for Indigenous people who want to make a difference and affect change through local government," she said.

"The group meets quarterly and is chaired by Lismore's Mayor. We discuss reports coming to council that may affect Aboriginal people and we also spend significant time looking at Aboriginal heritage and how it can be retained and preserved in new developments.

"If you're a proud and passionate Aboriginal person, we urge you to nominate today."

Anyone is welcome to come along to the recruitment and information session on 22 April from 5pm at the Council Chambers in Goonellabah. No registration is necessary.

For further information about the Aboriginal Advisory Group, phone Ms Emzin on 1300 87 83 87.



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