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Knox Multicultural Advisory Committee (KMAC)

Seeking nominations from community members, representatives of community groups and community agencies

  • Do you have a personal or professional link with multicultural communities?
  • Do you believe you can provide a link between Council and the multicultural community?
  • Do you want to advocate for your community?
  • Would you like to make a positive difference for multicultural residents in Knox?

If you answered yes to one or all these questions why not consider becoming a member of the Knox Multicultural Advisory Committee from June 2018 to June 2020?

This is a great opportunity for community members, representatives of community groups and community agencies to support and advise Council on issues and opportunities affecting the multicultural community of Knox.

Applications open on Monday 12 February 2018 and close 5pm Friday 2 March 2018.

To find out more about this opportunity, download the nomination form, information sheet, and Terms of Reference or contact Joan Pepi, Knox Multicultural Communities Officer on 9298 8000 or via email: Joan.Pepi@knox.vic.gov.au

Background

Launched in March 2009, the Knox Multicultural Advisory Committee provides Council with advice on multicultural issues and the promotion of greater awareness and understanding in the local community of cultural diversity in Knox.

The objectives of the Committee are to:

  • Provide advice and recommendations to Council on multicultural issues;
  • Identify issues and opportunities affecting people from multicultural backgrounds;
  • Assist Council in the development of policy, strategies and action in relation to issues and opportunities identified;
  • Advocate for increased awareness and understanding of issues and opportunities affecting multicultural communities within Knox;
  • Assist Council with its communication, consultation and engagement with multicultural communities;
  • Assist Council to promote and celebrate the benefits of cultural diversity in Knox and to build connections between different cultural groups within the Knox community; and
  • Assist Council to monitor the implementation of the Knox City Council Multicultural Strategic Plan 2012-2017.

Where can I get more information?

Further information is contained in the Terms of Reference (PDF) or contact Joan Pepi, Multicultural Communities Officer, on 9298 8000 or email Joan.Pepi@knox.vic.gov.au.

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