The PPN Secretariat

Mary Keohane, Community & Voluntary
Mary Keohane, Community & VoluntaryWaterloo Renewal Association
Community and Voluntary Vacant
Community and VoluntaryVacant
Eoin McCuirc, Social Inclusion
Eoin McCuirc, Social InclusionCork Simon Community
Social InclusionVacant
Vacant Position, Social Inclusion
Derry O'Farrell, Environment
Derry O'Farrell, EnvironmentCork Environmental Forum
Vacant Position, Environment

What the Secretariat Does

  • Facilitates the implementation of any decisions made by the Plenary (which is the decision making body of the PPN)

  • Usually meets monthly and governs the activities of the PPN and ensures its proper functioning

  • Should consist of 9 people nominated and elected by the Plenary Members

  • Is made up of members that are elected at the PPN Plenary and represent, equally, the Social Inclusion, Environmental, and Community & Voluntary Sectors

  • Communicates regularly with PPN members and endeavours to circulate information concerning PPN activities as widely as possible. This is done through the PPN’s website, email correspondence, social media, and at regular plenary meetings

  • Is responsible for governance of the PPN Workplan and Budget

The role of the Secretariat is a significant and demanding one, but for our PPN to operate effectively, we need a strong and committed Secretariat

We still have one vacant Secretariat seat, so get in touch if you might be interested in joining the Secretariat. Contact Yvonne at 086 142 2747 or for information

Secretariat Meetings

The secretariat meet monthly, and more frequently when required. Meetings occur at City Hall or at the premises of a member organisation

  • A Secretariat member has to attend 80% of meetings
  • If a Secretariat member attends less than 80%, they will be required to forego their seat and an election will be held to replace them
  • Secretariat members may volunteer to attend Regional and National PPN meetings to facilitate knowledge sharing among the PPN organisations regionally and nationally