National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region
Annual General Meeting, September 2015
Meetings
Minutes of Meetings    
New guides for councillors September 2015
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Members’ Meetings  The National Association of Councillors provide a bi-monthly forum for Councillors to exchange information and experiences, and to voice their opinions and concerns at our Members’ meetings.  As NAC is the only organisation directly run by Councillors, to represent their rights and act on their behalf, is it is vitally important that Councillors attend and contribute at these meetings as we feel that by working together everyone can benefit.  Members’ Delegates receive meeting invitations but all Councillors are welcome to attend and can contact us to be added to the mailing list. (Note - only official Council Delegates can vote or make decisions). 
Annual General Meeting – October 2018  The NAC AGM took place on 5 October 2018 at the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown.  Invited guests in attendance were the NAC National Chairman, Councillor Marie Garrity and the NAC UK General Secretary, Councillor Brian Nelson. There was a good representation of Councillors from all regions there and following elections for the NAC Executive Committee they heard from Mr Kevin Higgins of Advice NI who provided a presentation on Universal Credit. 
Meetings with NILGA – June & September 2018  NAC and NILGA continue to build a good working relationship by meeting and working together on various activities.  The NAC Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle and Treasurer, Ald Angus Carson met with the NILGA Chief Executive, Derek McCallum in June 2018 to discuss areas of common interest between our organisations; NAC officers are contributing to NILGA’s Elected Member Development Working Group; Derek McCallum presented to the NAC Executive Committee in September 2018 and representatives from both organisations met with the new SOLACE Chairman, Mr John Kelpie in September. NAC also sponsored a category at the recent Local Government Awards which are co-ordinated by NILGA and the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE).
Councillors Equality Meetings – October 2017, March & May 2018 NAC Officers met with representatives from Sinn Fein in October 2017, Ian Paisley MP in March 2018, and Roy Beggs Jr MLA in May 2018.  This was in relation to our campaign to improve councillor remuneration and other benefits to bridge the gap in equality with other public representatives.
Following a request made by our Members we arranged a meeting with the President, Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Co-Director Mr Tom Moylan of the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG). This was very interesting and informative and AILG provided information on the development of their operation and the training and benefits available to the 949 Elected Members that span their 32 local government Councils. They also gave us an insight to their views on the possible effect of Brexit. 
Meeting with AILG August 2018 Pictured from left to right NAC Jnr Vice Chair, Cllr Terry Andrews, AILG President, Cllr Damien Geoghegan, NAC Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle, NAC Women’s’ Representative, Cllr Beth Adger MBE and NAC Chair Ald Michael Henderson MBE.
5 October 2018 NAC NI and NAC UK Officers address the NAC Members at the Annual General Meeting
NAC NI Region Chairman, Ald Michael Henderson MBE, with Northern Ireland Councillors and NAC UK Officers at the 2018 NAC UK AGM in Chester
NAC UK AGM & Conference 23 to 25 November 2018 A number of Councillors from Northern Ireland attended the 2018 NAC UK Annual Conference and AGM which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester. The conference focus was Standards in Local Government & The Code of Conduct for Councillors and the speakers included Marie Anderson, the Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards. Councillors from all regions of the UK, participated in the Q & A sessions and contributed to the conference workshops and training.
Members of the NAC Executive Committee recently met with members of the LAMA Officer Board.  Both organisations provided an update on what they have been working on and exchanged information on the structure of their organisations and discussed items relevant to Elected Members within their areas. Please click here for more information
NAC April Members’ Meeting The April NAC Members’ Meeting was hosted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.  The Mayor Cllr Uel Mackin and the staff at The Island Civic Centre provided a warm welcome to the guest speaker Dr Andy Johnston of LGiU and the NAC Members’ Delegates. Pictured L to R – NAC Regional Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle, NAC Chairman, Ald Michael Henderson MBE, LCCC Mayor, Cllr Uel Mackin and Dr Andy Johnston, LGiU.
Next Meeting - 11am Wednesday 19th June 2019 Venue:  To be Confirmed
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Annual General Meeting, September 2015
Meetings
Left to right: Cllr Joe Boyle (Secretary) Guest Speaker Dr Tom Frawley CBE(Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints) Cllr Charlie Casey (Chairman) Ald Angus Carson (Treasurer)
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region Sketrick House, Jubilee Road, Newtownards BT23 4YH Phone/fax: 028 9181 9413 Email: naoc@btconnect.com
028 9181 9413
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region
Minutes of Meetings
If you have any problem or query relating to your work as a councillor, if there is anything you think would make the job easier, if there is any help or support we could give you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Members’ Meetings  The National Association of Councillors provide a bi-monthly forum for Councillors to exchange information and experiences, and to voice their opinions and concerns at our Members’ meetings. 
As NAC is the only organisation directly run by Councillors, to represent their rights and act on their behalf, is it is vitally important that Councillors attend and contribute at these meetings as we feel that by working together everyone can benefit.  Members’ Delegates receive meeting invitations but all Councillors are welcome to attend and can contact us to be added to the mailing list. (Note - only official Council Delegates can vote or make decisions). 
5 October 2018 NAC NI and NAC UK Officers address the NAC Members at the Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting – October 2018  The NAC AGM took place on 5 October 2018 at the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown.  Invited guests in attendance were the NAC National Chairman, Councillor Marie Garrity and the NAC UK General Secretary, Councillor Brian Nelson. There was a good representation of Councillors from all regions there and following elections for the NAC Executive Committee they heard from Mr Kevin Higgins of Advice NI who provided a presentation on Universal Credit. 
Meeting with AILG August 2018 Pictured from left to right NAC Jnr Vice Chair, Cllr Terry Andrews, AILG President, Cllr Damien Geoghegan, NAC Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle, NAC Women’s’ Representative, Cllr Beth Adger MBE and NAC Chair Ald Michael Henderson MBE.
Following a request made by our Members we arranged a meeting with the President, Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Co-Director Mr Tom Moylan of the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG). This was very interesting and informative and AILG provided information on the development of their operation and the training and benefits available to the 949 Elected Members that span their 32 local government Councils. They also gave us an insight to their views on the possible effect of Brexit. 
Meetings with NILGA – June & September 2018  NAC and NILGA continue to build a good working relationship by meeting and working together on various activities.  The NAC Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle and Treasurer, Ald Angus Carson met with the NILGA Chief Executive, Derek McCallum in June 2018 to discuss areas of common interest between our organisations; NAC officers are contributing to NILGA’s Elected Member Development Working Group; Derek McCallum presented to the NAC Executive Committee in September 2018 and representatives from both organisations met with the new SOLACE Chairman, Mr John Kelpie in September. NAC also sponsored a category at the recent Local Government Awards which are co- ordinated by NILGA and the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE).
Councillors Equality Meetings – October 2017, March & May 2018 NAC Officers met with representatives from Sinn Fein in October 2017, Ian Paisley MP in March 2018, and Roy Beggs Jr MLA in May 2018.  This was in relation to our campaign to improve councillor remuneration and other benefits to bridge the gap in equality with other public representatives.
NAC NI Region Chairman, Ald Michael Henderson MBE, with Northern Ireland Councillors and NAC UK Officers at the 2018 NAC UK AGM in Chester
NAC UK AGM & Conference 23 to 25 November 2018 A number of Councillors from Northern Ireland attended the 2018 NAC UK Annual Conference and AGM which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester. The conference focus was Standards in Local Government & The Code of Conduct for Councillors and the speakers included Marie Anderson, the Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards. Councillors from all regions of the UK, participated in the Q & A sessions and contributed to the conference workshops and training.
Members of the NAC Executive Committee recently met with members of the LAMA Officer Board
Please click here for more information
NAC April Members’ Meeting The April NAC Members’ Meeting was hosted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.  The Mayor Cllr Uel Mackin and the staff at The Island Civic Centre provided a warm welcome to the guest speaker Dr Andy Johnston of LGiU and the NAC Members’ Delegates. Pictured L to R – NAC Regional Secretary, Cllr Joe Boyle, NAC Chairman, Ald Michael Henderson MBE, LCCC Mayor, Cllr Uel Mackin and Dr Andy Johnston, LGiU.
Next Meeting - 11am Wednesday 19th June 2019 Venue:  To be Confirmed