Please note: Nominations have now closed 


 

Secretariat 

  • Athy Municipal District Seat

Kildare County Council Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning Strategic Policy Committee

  • Environmental Seat

Kildare County Council Climate Action Strategic Policy Committee

  • Community & Voluntary Seat

Nominations Guidelines

  • Nominating groups must be registered with Kildare Public Participation Network
  • Groups must have full membership and be a member of the respective seat e.g. nominations for an Environmental seat must be a PPN member group from the Environmental Pillar.
  • Nominations can only be made with the candidate’s knowledge and approval.
  • Each Group can nominate one candidate only per seat. If groups nominate more than one candidate, the first nomination received will be accepted.
  • If we receive more nominations than seats available, elections will take place through online voting.
  • Nominees must have no political affiliations.
  • Candidates are requested to submit a short profile (written in the first person) to accompany their nomination form (no more than 150 words, showing relevant experience) This profiles will be made public for the purpose of elections. We also request a photo for the ballot paper although this is entirely optional.

 

Closing date for nominations is 12:00pm Wednesday the 10th of August 2022

Available Secretariat Seats

 

 

Athy Municipal District Seat

Secretariat

What is the Kildare PPN Secretariat?

The Kildare PPN Secretariat is the administrative body that oversee the operations of the PPN.

The purpose of the Secretariat is:

  • To ensure the aims and objectives of the Kildare Public Participation Network are met.
  • To ensure that member groups are informed of developments relevant to their groups.
  • To represent member group’s interests.
  • To ensure the proper functioning of the PPN between Plenary meetings.
  • To facilitate the implementation of the decisions of the Plenary.
  • To support the Coordinator to achieve the PPN’s objectives through the implementation of the Annual Work Plan.
  • To develop Kildare Public Participation Network into an effective collective voice for community groups in Kildare.
  • To engage with and support the PPN Representatives.
  • To operate as defined under Section 46 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014.
  • The Secretariat may establish working-groups, sub-committees or task-groups if necessary.

What is the commitment for the position?

  • One Secretariat Meeting each month (travel expenses will be reimbursed for any travel that will be done to Secretariat meetings, however meetings are rotated between being held in-person and on Zoom). Meetings are currently being held on the third Monday of each month.
  • Attend and represent Kildare PPN at events
  • Terms are for a maximum of 5 years

 

What skills are needed for the position?

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of working with local communities.
  • Team player
  • Experience of working on Boards (optional)

2022 Scheduled Secretariat Meeting Dates 

  • 19th September – 7:00pm
  • 17th November – 7:00pm
  • 12th December – 7:00pm

 

Available Representative Seats

Community & Voluntary Seat

Climate Action Strategic Policy Committee

Environmental Seat

Economic Development, Enterprise & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

Your role as a PPN Representative on a Strategic Policy Committee:

  • Attend and fully participate in all meetings
  • Complete and upload a Representative report after each meeting
  • Work collaboratively with the Linkage Group to identify issues, research, policy proposals etc. of interest or concern to the Group
  • Bring forward the issues of the Linkage Group to the Committee for their consideration, including putting items on the agenda

 

What is the commitment?

The role of the Representative is a rewarding one, but requires you to make a time commitment to fulfil the role including:

  • 4 Strategic Policy Committee Meetings a year (Daytime)
  • Meetings with Linkage Group as required
  • Quarterly Meetings with Representative Network (Evening)

Kildare County Council Economic Development Enterprise & Planning SPC

The role of a Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) is to develop, monitor and respond to Strategic Policy within a thematic area of work of the Council. The membership of an SPC is made up of Councillors, PPN Representatives and Sectorial Interests (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, etc.).

The areas of responsibility for the Economic Development Enterprise & Planning SPC SPC include:

  • Preparation and oversight of the economic element of the Local Economic and Community Plan.
  • Creation, review and oversight of economic development policies and business support policies.
  • Preparation of County Development Plan.
  • Job Creation/Maintenance Policies.
  • Policy linkage – I.D.A., Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Office and other local development initiatives.
  • Regional spatial and economic strategies.
  • Impact of national policies.
  • Sustainable development issues.
  • Urban, village and rural renewal plans.
  • Tourism promotion/development.
  • Heritage Protection and conservation.
  • Linkages with other policy committees

2022 Economic Development Enterprise & Planning SPC SPC Meeting Scheduled Dates:

 

  • 22nd September 2022 – 3:00pm
  • 1st December 2022 – 3:00pm

Kildare County Council Climate Action SPC

The role of a Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) is to develop, monitor and respond to Strategic Policy within a thematic area of work of the Council. The membership of an SPC is made up of Councillors, PPN Representatives and Sectorial Interests (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, etc.).

The areas of responsibility for the Climate Action SPC include:

  • Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Ongoing performance review of Climate Adaptation Strategy
  • Oversight of Covenant of Mayors Building climate change capacity internally and externally (elected members, staff, wider community)
  • Interpreting and assessing national (eg. All of Government Plan), regional, local and EU policies
  • Promoting innovation particularly at local level
  • Assessing business opportunities arising from Climate Action
  • Linkages with other policy committees

2022 Climate Action SPC Meeting Scheduled Dates:

 

  • 11th May 2022 – 10:00am
  • 14th September 2022 – 10:00am
  • 7th December 2022 – 10:00am