Waterford Public Participation Network is a network of more than 550 community, voluntary, social inclusion and environmental organisations in the Waterford City & County area. The PPN replaced the Community Fora in 2014. It is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the communities.
The aim of Waterford PPN is to co-ordinate how the community is represented, make our members stronger; and keep our members informed about local developments.
We empower our member groups to influence policy makers. We do this through: electing representatives onto decision-making bodies; highlighting community issues through our Linkage Groups; making sure our members are consulted on local developments and strategies; and providing training to our members on topics such as lobbying and planning.
The Secretariat – They are a committee/board and are made up of 11 members from all over Waterford City & County. They are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the PPN. They manage the staff, budget and operations, and report back to the plenary meeting.
Benefits of joining Waterford PPN:
The PPN Plenary sets out the concerns, issues and objectives of the year and the Secretariat plan and oversee the annual work plan based on this. An eleven person Secretariat has been elected to administer the Waterford PPN.