A network for our members in the field of community development and community services

The LG Professionals SA Community Managers Network Committee has recently undertaken a review of the Networks offering, considering its future strategic direction with the aim of broadening accessibility and impact to the sector. An exciting outcome of this is the re-launch of the Network under a new name, the LG Professionals SA Community Development Network. This sees us broadening eligibility to not only those in a Management Role in the Community space, but all community practitioners and subject matter experts.

Network aim

  • To lead, drive and celebrate the practice of community development.
  • To understand and respond to trends, opportunities, and challenges in the community sector, and provide feedback to relevant stakeholders.
  • To provide a trusted platform for peer support and networking for the sector and strategic partners.
  • To offer timely, engaging, topical and relevant opportunities for professional development.
  • To position and prepare the community development sector for future changes.
  • To enhance the network’s visibility with impactful and engaging marketing and branding.

The Community Development Network Conference is held bi-annually. Find out more information here.

Who should join?

LG Professionals SA members who work in the field of community development, community services or a related field in local government are encouraged to join.

If you are not in a leadership position in this field, please reach out to melissa@lgprofessionalssa.org.au to discuss your eligibility. 

How to Join?


Join the Committee

Call for nominations for the LG Professionals SA Community Development Network Committee are now open. For further information regarding nominating, please click here.

Nominations can be made by completing this online nomination form by 5PM Thursday 25 July 2024. 

Upcoming Community Development Network events

Valuing Social Outcomes Tool Workshop

The LG Professionals SA Community Managers Network are pleased to invite you to a complimentary interactive workshop, designed to support local government community development and community services practitioners to become confident with use of the Tool. 

If there are no session dates listed above, or this date does not work for your diary please complete the expression of interest form below to join the mailing list to be notified when a future session is scheduled.



      Dr Bev O'Brien
      Network Chair
      Manager Community Connections
      City of Unley
      e: bobrien@unley.sa.gov.au


  Melissa Davis-Bishop
  Manager - Professional Networks Engagement
  e: melissa@lgprofessionalssa.org.au  
  p: 08 8224 2091

Mailing Address: 148 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000   Phone: 08 8224 2080   Email: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au

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