Clare PPN would like to give notice of election for the following position:

Shannon Municipal District Secretariat member of Clare PPN (and optional trustee of Clare PPN CLG)

Clare PPN is managed by a board known as the Secretariat. This secretariat is responsible for running the Public Participation Network in Clare between plenary meetings. Clare PPN has three part time staff and an annual budget of €120,700 per year which is provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Clare County Council.

The secretariat which is a flat structure meets ten times per year with those meetings usually taking place on Zoom. The successful candidate will also be required to attend events and meetings organised by the PPN itself for the purposes of consulting with our member groups. Secretariat members will be invited to become trustees of Clare PPN CLG although this is not mandatory.

The ideal candidate will be a person who is well connected with community groups in the area and someone who has a genuine interest in increasing participation and policy development by local groups in Local Government Structures.

Election Rules and Process:

  • Only groups who were members of Clare PPN on Monday, 18th September are eligible to participate in this election.
  • Only groups who are based in Shannon Municipal District can participate in this election.
  • Each member group may nominate one candidate and may cast one vote. (It is each group’s named contact person’s responsibility to consult with their own members regarding this).

How to nominate a candidate:

Groups wishing to nominate a candidate must seek their consent first and then must send an email to with the following information on or before Friday, 6th October at 5pm:

  • Name of PPN member group.
  • Position for which they are nominating a candidate.
  • Name of proposed nominee.
  • Contact details of proposed nominee.
  • A short paragraph (up to 200 words) detailing the nominees’ suitability and experience for the role- this will be shared on social media and on our website in advance of voting.
  • A photo of your nominee which we may share with our members and social media followers.

Clare PPN will confirm receipt of nominations by email. Following the close of nominations Clare PPN will circulate details of candidates to relevant member groups on Monday 9th October and they will be asked to cast their vote using our online form. Online voting will remain open until 1pm on Monday 16th October. No votes will be accepted after this time. The successful candidate will be contacted and offered the position.

If you need any more information or wish to discuss the role further please email or call 087 1617375

NB: Even if you have nominated a candidate, you will still need to cast your vote to support their election.

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