Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has Elected Member Development Charter accreditation renewed

25th October 2021

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has had its Elected Member Development Charter accreditation renewed for a further three years following a successful assessment of its practices undertaken by the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA).

The Council was initially awarded Elected Member Development Charter status in 2018.

The Elected Member Development Charter is a nationally recognised standard acknowledging Council’s commitment to developing and supporting its Elected Members in their civic leadership role through continuous learning and skills development.

Speaking about the reaccreditation, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson said,

“The renewal of the Charter acknowledges Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s ongoing commitment to developing and supporting Councillor learning to enable elected members to discharge their civic duty in a professional and competent manner. One of the great benefits of obtaining and retaining the Elected Member Development Charter is that we, as Councillors, can avail of learning and development which is structured, relevant and current.

I would like to commend all those Elected Members and Council Officers on their commitment to elected member development for their hard work to have this prestigious national standard reconfirmed.”

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to learning and development of both its Members and employees to promote the continuous development and improvement of Council services and the district as a place to live, visit, work and invest.

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