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Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau special general meeting

By July 18, 2008No Comments

This afternoon I was invited to chair a special meeting of the Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau to discuss the recently adopted business plan and the future vision for the organisation.

The Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau delivers crucial support for some of Maroondah’s most vulnerable residents through providing advice, food assistance and referral services. Today’s special general meeting provided an opportunity for members to provide their input into the business plan and to become aware of the challenges facing the organisation.

One of the most significant changes is the creation of a new Office Manager position, which will oversee both the Croydon and Ringwood offices and serve as a contact point for the organisation’s many volunteers. Members had an opportunity to discuss the skills they would like to see in the new office manager position, including the need to advocate on behalf of the citizens advice bureau and to recruit and retain volunteers.

The Maroondah Citizens’ Advice Bureau began in 1967 as the Ringwood Advisory Service, the new office manager will help ensure the continued success of this vital community service.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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