Cllr. Geoffrey Theobald OBE has been chosen by his peers to be a member of an influential new Local Government Association (LGA) body.
The LGA is the national voice of local government which works with councils of all political colours to support, promote and improve local government. Virtually all the councils in England are members of the LGA. Geoffrey has been selected to sit on the newEnvironment, Economy, Housing & Transport Board which will have a crucial role in promoting the role of local councils in supporting sustainable economic growth across the country.
Geoffrey has been a senior member of the LGA for many years and, for the last two years, has been a member of the Environment & Housing Board which has now been wound up to be replaced by this new, more wide-ranging body.
Commenting on his appointment, Geoffrey said: “I am very pleased to have been chosen to serve on this new Board which will be one of the most important at the LGA. I am especially interested in exploring how councils can help contribute to economic growth in their areas and I do have experience of this with my role on the new Greater Brighton Economic Board. The environment, housing and transport are all vitally important issues in their own right but are also all vital to achieving sustainable economic growth. The LGA does have the ear of Government ministers, and so this lobbying work is very important in improving the lives of the city’s residents.”