Local government and local economies are already at the forefront of economic development in Northern Ireland. Going forward, with the increased services and functions delivered through the new 11 councils, further substantial opportunities are on the horizon.
Encouraging the sector to be pioneering in the delivery of the reform agenda, whilst keeping a key focus on the efficient delivery of quality, affordable services to ratepayers and visitors, is a big ask, and Conference will explore both the pioneering and the practical next steps as part of anticipating the post 2015 environment, which is now just around the corner.
Now in its 11th year, the NILGA Conference is regarded as a key event that promotes the sharing of knowledge, skills and ideas, as well as providing the opportunity to network with colleagues.
NILGA members feel that this Conference 2014 event will be particularly important in the context of the reform agenda and the challenges – and opportunities – facing local government.