Our key purpose is to protect and enhance the integrity of our catchments for the benefit of our rivers and the communities that depend on them. Our Board leverages their diverse business industry skills to determine our strategic direction and to monitor the successful realisation of these benefits.
Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Set the strategic direction of the organisation
- Establish our vision and direction for integrated natural resource management
- Set down our priorities and evaluate our results
- Monitor the external and internal environment
- Approve and monitor the financial performance of the organisation
David Clark (Chair)
David has qualifications in agriculture and rural development. He operates a diverse 500 hectare property at the headwaters of the Bet Bet creek and works as coordinator for two Landcare Networks.
Currently a Pyrenees Shire councillor and board member of Conservation Volunteers, David was an inaugural board member of the North Central CMA and the Victorian Catchment Management Council.
Julie Miller Markoff
Community Consultative Committee
The Community Consultative Committee (CCC), is a 12-member committee appointed through a public process with membership endorsed by the Board, is a community advisory group to the Board.
The fundamental role of the CCC is to provide a community and local perspective to the work undertaken in the region by the North Central CMA. To deliver on this role, the committee operates in the following manner:
- Strategy: directly with the Board and in conjunction with the Regional Catchment Strategy Implementation and Regional Engagement Committees, assist in setting the strategic direction for all CMA activity.
- Operations: work directly with CMA staff to ensure projects and programs are implemented effectively, including participating in a range of community advisory groups.
- Leadership: either directly or in conjunction with Board members, Chair the various community advisory groups operated by the CMA.
The committee meets no more than eight times per year with membership reflecting a broad geographic spread from across north central Victoria, incorporating a wide range of skills and experience. The current membership provides the North Central CMA with strong links to community networks, including farming groups, small businesses, environmental and sustainability groups, local government, water services committees, recreational fishing, as well as Landcare and Waterwatch networks.
CCC Project Committees
In addition to membership on the CCC, members nominate for positions on various North Central CMA project committees. Chosen for the locality to the project area or their background and interest in the subject matter, the CCC member provides a community persepective and advises on community engagement to our project managers and staff.
Julie Miller Markoff
Julie became aware of the strategic and community needs of natural resource management through managing the implementation of the Loddon Mallee Regional Strategic Plans, and as a senior executive investing in services for the dairy industry through Dairy Australia. Julie is the current chair of our Community Consultative Committee, a community advisory group to the Board.