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Young Elected Members 2017 Retreat


9 Nov 2017

Starting: Thursday 9 November 2017

Finishing: Saturday 11 November 2017

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2017 Young Elected Members Retreat

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) will be holding its Young Elected Members (YEM) Retreat from 9 - 11 November 2017.

Taking place in Selwyn District, we invite all current elected members of local authorities and community boards who are under the age of 40 to attend.

The conference theme will be Making local government relevant to 18 to 40 year olds living in our districts. There will be a strong focus on empowerment of the younger voice.

During the conference we will discuss:

  • How do we better engage with each other?
  • How do we better engage with our communities?
  • How do we promote new ideas and new technology?
  • How are we best able to live in a traditional environment?

Retreat outcomes

While attending the retreat delegates can expect to:

  • network, exchange ideas and build strong relationships between councils and other YEM;
  • gain a better understanding of how YEM can be more effective over the next two and a half years;
  • peer mentor and access practical support for how YEM balance work and council commitments; and
  • receive clarity around the legacy YEM will leave with council.

Programme overview

Click here to view the retreat brochure and programme overview.

Event details


9-11 November 2017


Young elected members (Councillors or Community Board Members), under the age of 40


Terrace Downs Resort, 623 Coleridge Rd, Windwhistle, Canterbury


$697.00 + GST.  This cost includes return bus transportation between airport and destinations, all meals and two nights accommodation at Terrace Downs Resort


Register using the link below.  Registrations close Friday 29 September 2017.

Register now


Terrace Downs Resort
623 Coleridge Road


Young Elected Members Committee
c/-  Grace Hall, Policy Advisor
Local Government New Zealand
DDI 04 978 1243  M 021 278 1243