Top 10 tips for new board members from : Tran siu | Ward councillor
1) If you are in the ward members with two or three other Labor councilors, working as a team with them is really the key. Plan together, share information about what is happening in the neighborhood, copy them into all the work of your case and emails related to the environment, to support each other.
2) Tran Siu is a first-generation Australian of Vietnamese-Chinese descent. He was Brimbank’s first Chinese –Vietnamese ward councilor and Deputy Mayor of Brimbank, Australia. So, you must be a team player at the Town Hall as well: respect the collective decision of the Labor Group, took the advice of the Chief Whip and experienced board members, continues to personal disputes and disagreements within the group. If you act in a disciplined way and to show solidarity with fellow Labor members of the board, you will get it back.
3) Decide early on some of the changes achieved in your neighborhood – this could be the promise of your election leaflets – and began to push the cabinet members and council officers to make them happen. Increased campaign with a petition, the question on the board, deputations of the citizens etc. if only ask not work. The Council is the bureaucracy moves slowly and takes time, pressure and perseverance to accomplish something. At the end of four years you need to make changes to quantitative and look at your surroundings.
4) The teacher becomes the ward council before jumping to take the job and responsibilities within the group or the wider council. You have at least four years, so pace yourself.
5) Specialized. You can not be expected to know everything about the board directly. Select the service of the board or … Read More ...