Influencing Policy and decision making.
The members of Galway County PPN can influence policies and decision-making processes that affect them in two main ways.
First, they elect members of the PPN onto positions on County Council Committees. (These work to implement the Galway County Council Corporate Plan (2015-2019).
This places them at the heart of decision-making structures in the council. PPN representatives at these meetings are nominated and elected by the members of the PPN. At the particular committee they must represent the interests of the whole PPN. The reps receive training on how to represent the views of the PPN and prepare reports to inform the rest of the PPN of what happens at meetings.
The second way to ensure the voice of the community heard is by participating in consultations whenever the council calls for input from the public. We will publicise those calls and invitations here.
The following is a list of the committees that Galway County PPN Members have been elected onto.