Local Government Managers Australia, NSW
LGMA NSW is a not-for-profit association, dedicated to strengthening the professional capability of our Members and Local Government Professionals, by providing access to the best resources and support through our Networks, training, communications and information.
Founded in 1936, Local Government Managers Australia is the leading Professional Association representing Managers and Aspiring Managers in Australia and Asia/Pacific.
LGMA NSW is committed to the development and improvement of local government management. It is committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards throughout the profession and to ensuring that its members are at the forefront of change and innovation.
LGMA NSW is part of a federation making up the National Organisation and it is an independent body representing over 750 members in NSW.
LGMA NSW is continually expanding its charter and membership services, to represent and serve the interests of our members and the industry of local government.
The Municipal Clerks' Institute was founded in October 1936 by Raymond West, the then Town Clerk of the City of Shepparton, Victoria. In NSW the Town Clerks' Society was the professional association operating alongside the Institute in upholding the status and protection of the interest of those persons entitled, under the law for the time being in force, to occupy the position of Town, Shire or County Clerk.
In 1949 the Institute changed its name to the Institute of Municipal Management (IMM) to reflect the changes in Local Government.
In 1987 the Town Clerks' Society changed its name and formed the Institute of Municipal Management (NSW Division). The Institute, although its past stemmed from a professional body for Municipal Clerks, broadened its base to represent all executives and managers in the Local Government industry.
From 1 January 2001, the name was changed to Local Government Managers Australia. Along with the name change a new logo was selected which symbolises some important elements of LGMA - rings have always represented strength and linked they represent unity, co-operation and inclusiveness.