The purpose of the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is to develop, co-ordinate and implement a coherent and integrated approach to local and community development in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.  The responsibilities of this committee include:

  • Primary responsibility for the co-ordination, planning and oversight of spending on local development. 
  • Ensuring a coherent approach to the implementation of local and community development programmes and interventions.
  • Driving meaningful citizen and community engagement in the planning, delivery and evaluation of local and community development programmes.
  • Ensuring a more efficient administration of local and community programmes and delivery structures.
  • Developing approaches that focus on learning and feedback.
  • Exploring and pursuing opportunities for additional funding resources.

The  LCDC does this by:

  • Preparing the community element of 6 year Local Economic and Community Plan
  • Co-ordinating, managing and overseeing the implementation of the Social Inclusion, Community Activation Programme (SICAP). This includes the Local Community Development Programme and the Rural Development Programme (LEADER).
  • Ensuring the effectiveness, consistency, and co-ordination of public funded programmes and avoiding duplication.
  • Pursuing the co-ordination of all community development programmes.

Membership of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee comprises of:

Sectoral Representatives Council Staff Councillors
Cormac Shaw, Southside Partnership Dearbhla Lawson (Chair), Director of Community and Cultural Development  Jennifer Cuffe  
Kay Gleeson, Community & Voluntary Pillar, DLR PPN Mary Ruane, LCDC Chief Officer Peter O’Brien
Michael O’Brien, Community & Voluntary Pillar, DLR PPN   Kate Feeney
Sharon Perry, Social Inclusion Pillar, DLR PPN   John Kennedy
Laura English, Social Inclusion Pillar, DLR PPN    
Tom Kivlehan, Environmental Pillar, DLR PPN    
Dr. Josephine Brown, DLR Chamber    
Colm Kinsella, ICTU    
Derek Elders, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB    
Eibhlin Curley, DLR Local Enterprise Office    
Fiona Ward, Department of Social Protection    
Joanne Cullen, Tusla    
Health Service Executive (Vacant)    
Philip Maguire, Irish Farmers Association

Minutes from the LCDC meetings are available here (at bottom of page)