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Nominations Open for PPN Representative on the Arts, Culture and Recreation SPC

One of the main roles of the PPN is to provide a nominating structure to elect community representatives onto decision making committees.  The PPN is tasked with electing representatives to the Strategic Policy Committees (SPC) in Dublin City. There is currently one vacancy available on the Arts, Culture and Recreation SPC.

Groups are now being requested to nominate suitable candidates.  Nominations must be made using this form Arts Culture Recreation Nomination Form October 2017 (to be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 2nd October 2017), and candidates being nominated should have the relevant knowledge, experience, commitment and meet the qualifying criteria (listed below).

Role of the Strategic Policy Committees:

Representing the PPN on the Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) is an important task. It is the task of the SPC’s, as committees of the council, to advise and assist the council in its work. The SPC system is intended to give councillors and sectoral interests an opportunity for full involvement in the policy-making process from the early stages. Therefore, if the SPC system operates satisfactorily, much of the preliminary and background work, discussion and recommendation should be completed at SPC level for final consideration and ratification by the council.


In order to ensure that representation is informed and based on knowledge of the policy area and on commitment to the PPN, the following criteria for PPN representation will apply:

  • An awareness of general policy in the area you are seeking to represent on
  • The ability of the nominee to effectively represent the views of the entire PPN linkage group. They are not representing their own organisation.
  • A knowledge of the relevant areas and plenary decisions and a commitment to policy development where necessary.
  • A commitment to attending all meetings of the SPC
  • Support new representatives should the need arise
  • A commitment to convene, attend and report back to the linkage group relevant to the committee you are sitting on
  • A commitment to issuing a report on each meeting for publication by the PPN Coordinator

A fundamental role of the elected PPN representative to the SPC will be to represent and to give feedback to the PPN on the outcomes of the policy meetings, and the issues being raised.  This will be achieved through the representative’s interaction with their “Linkage Group”.  A linkage group is formed when members with a particular interest in the work of the LCDC/SPC come together to elect the PPN representatives to that committee.

Nomination and Election Process

Completed nomination forms should be returned by 5pm on Monday 2nd October 2017, by e-mail to or by post to: Dublin City PPN, Block 3, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

Once collated, and based on the nomination information submitted, a candidate information document will be circulated to all PPN groups, in advance of the election.

The election will be held at our Plenary on Tuesday 10th October from 6-8pm in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council.

If you have any queries please e-mail: or phone Nina Farrell at (01) 222 3851