Friday 18 January 2008
Phil Brennan and myself caught the early flight to Belfast this morning to meet with NILGA and the Local Government Staff Commission to discuss an idea we have all been developing about launching best practice awards for local government in Northern Ireland. The meeting went well and we have identified 6 key bodies who will hopefully work towards a launch at the NILGA conference on 7 and 8 February in Derry.
In the afternoon we meet up with John Price and Angela Fitzpatrick from the DoE to discuss not only the awards but procurement and elected member development.
A useful day although the 5.30am start always drains me for a day or two afterwards.