New Victorian LGC President

Following the recent election, Debbie Maggs ARIM has been elected President of the Victorian Local Government Chapter.

We would like to congratulate Debbie on her appointment.

For those of you who haven’t met Debbie, here is some information she supplied about herself:

My name is Debbie Maggs and I have been working in the Records Management industry for 25 plus years.  Like many veterans of the Records Management industry, I started in the 100% paper environment, worked through the introduction of computers in the workforce and dealt with the migration of records into EDRMS systems. 

During the past 12 years in my role as an archivist with both the City of Whittlesea and Yarra Ranges, I formed and ran two working groups to revise the GDA for Local Government, created and maintained the GDA Mailing list and the LGC GDA A-Z sentencing guide.

During the last 13 years on the Victorian Branch I have held the position of Victorian Branch secretary for a short period of time and have been the RIMPA Victorian Local Government Chapter secretary for the past 10 years.

When I first joined the Victorian Local Government Chapter, we ran very small meetings in various inner Melbourne council venues and over the past 12 years, Debbie Prout and I have recreated these meetings and have accomplished the following:

  • Hold a minimum of four meetings a year which include two regional ones
  • Average attendance now around 25 plus
  • Through the exchange and sharing of working practices, polices procedures etc, councils are now working in the same space
  • Created and maintain the LGC Mailing list
  • Created and maintain the LGC GDA A-Z sentencing guide
  • Both won the Victorian Branch Individual Achievement Award in 2010 and 2012.

As the Local Government Chapter President I would like to expand our meetings to include workshops and allocate a hour to give our members the opportunity to give presentations on case scenarios or something they are currently working on etc.

I believe and support the notion that Local Government Chapter meetings should be a tool where members can come together to learn and share information.

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