NICVA Public Affairs Forum hosts Engagement Event with Derry City and Strabane District Council

19 Mar 2020 Kathy Maguire    Last updated: 26 May 2022

NICVA Public Affairs Forum

NICVAs Public Affairs Forum recently held a session with senior representatives from Derry City & Strabane District Council to learn more about how our sector can best engage with local Councils.

This session gave Public Affairs Forum members an opportunity to engage directly with senior officials from the Council and included:

  • An overview of roles and responsibilities within the Council.
  • How the Council and their Committees work (how decisions get made) and the scope for individuals and organisations to influence decision making in Council, including giving evidence to committees and the role of Council working groups.
  • Mechanisms for the voluntary and community sector to engage with the Council, including the Community Planning Process.

NICVA would like to extend huge thanks to Derry and Strabane Council staff Sharon Maxwell, Kay McIvor and Rachael Craig who made this such an informative and engaging session and to those Public Affairs Forum members who attended. 

The Public Affairs Forum brings together those working in the areas of policy, lobbying and public affairs across the voluntary and community sector to share ideas and practice, to discuss issues around policy and policy development alongside offering a programme of engagement events and activities.

For more information about our Public Affairs Forum and how  to get involved, please visit here or email our Policy and Public Affairs Team via email: [email protected].'s picture
by Kathy Maguire

Policy Development Officer

[email protected]

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