MidCoast Mayor elected to Local Government NSW board Myall Coast Myall Coast - popup ad Myall Coast News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - November 30, 2023 Mayor Claire Pontin has been elected to the board of directors of Local Government NSW. MIDCOAST Council Mayor Claire Pontin has recently been elected to the board of directors of Local Government NSW as a Rural/Regional representative. Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is an independent organisation that provides advocacy, representation and support and helps member councils deliver improved services and better outcomes for their local communities. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – firstname.lastname@example.org “Cr Pontin will add a wealth of knowledge and experience to the LGNSW Board given her 30-year career in the Public Service both State and Federal levels, including ten years as a general manager,” a Council spokesperson told NOTA. “Council extends its congratulations to Mayor Pontin, and looks forward to the Mayor promoting the needs of regional/rural councils, including those of MidCoast Council.” LGNSW’s role is to support and advocate on behalf of member councils to help strengthen and protect an effective, democratic system of local government across NSW. Not a government department or agency, LGNSW represents the views of local government to both the state and federal governments. This involves providing policy advice, management support and grants application assistance to members and empowering members to deliver quality services to meet the needs of their local community. LGNSW also has an aim of enhancing community awareness and perception of local government. The organisation aims to provide effective, responsive and accountable leadership on policy issues. The LGNSW election is held every two years and delegates from 128 NSW councils vote for a President, Treasurer, Vice President Metropolitan, Vice President Rural/Regional and seven Directors from the city and the country.