The latest edition of the Council Review Magazine features the first female AILG President, Cllr. Mary Hoade.
The Association of Irish Local Government made history earlier this year at its online AGM by electing its first female President, Galway County Councillor, Cllr. Mary Hoade, at its annual AGM which took place on the 28th October.
Cllr. Hoade discusses many pressing issues in the article including remuneration for Councillors and the need to support greater participation by women in local government, highlighting the commitment of AILG to help, assist and collaborate in the setting up of local government networks for women across the county.
“I am a long-time admirer of AILG and I am really proud to be the first woman president,” Cllr. Mary Hoade tells‘ Council Review’. Having first joined the AILG Executive in 1999, Cllr Hoade certainly brings a depth of experience and passion for advocacy that will serve the Association and its members well during her leadership of the organisation. (Council Review, 2020)